Kathy Knowles Theatre Company
Michael Williams, Director of the Cape Town Opera Co. visited the Nima Centre and witnessed Martin Legend’s newest play, The Lost Treasure.
“I really enjoyed your play and the beautiful way you spoke to many of the problems facing Ghana. After spending a few days here, I can see why you feel so passionately about retaining something of the old ways. I loved the main character and was amazed at how word-perfect he was and how he was able to keep our attention. You wrote a big role for him and he pulled it off superbly. The costumes were excellent and I particularly liked the way you were able to see quite clearly the old and new.Your team has real potential, Martin, and you are doing a great job in inspiring them. I can see the hand of a good strong director in your work and they are well rehearsed.”
|July 2011 http://www.baobabtree.org/2011/08/notes-from-ghana-19/
The Baobab Community from Ottawa, Canada, visited the Nima Centre. They shared their own Ghanaian dancing and cultural performances with the Kathy Knowles Theatre Company Ltd. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Speeches from both parties conveyed their appreciation of the gathering. The Baobab Community generously donated funds and materials to the KKTCL and OCLF libraries.
|March 6, 2011
In the Chest of a Woman
by Efo Kodjo Mawugbe
There are many fine young, dedicated actors who exhibit talent and thrive under the leadership of Theatre Director Martin Adjei Legend.
|September 24, 2010
The Forbidden Sacrifice
by Martin Legend
Canadians Eric Rose and Tyler Sainsbury shared their expertise to bring the play to its fullest potential. This included pulley systems for scene changes!
|June 5, 2010
Cultural dancing to honour Darren Schemmer, the Canadian High Commissioner, Heather Johnston, his wife, and their son Peterson just prior to their departure from Ghana.
|June 5, 2010
A play to honour Darren, Heather and Peterson. According to Heather, “Peterson was laughing so hard during the play he asked if we could ask them to do it again.”
Wunmi Olaiya, a dancer, singer, songwriter, clothing designer and theatrical costume designer spent time at the Nima Centre teaching dance to the KKTCL. Wunmi’s energy and enthusiasm for dance inspired everyone!
The Orphans of Qumbu,an African opera written by Michael Williams of South Africa, was performed on December 11th and 12th at the Nima Centre.
|Martin Adjei Legend, Theatre Director: “This is a very important project for us. We are so proud and excited to be the first to introduce an opera production to our community. It is a privilege to work with Sophie Knowles. She has a great personality and is gifted in abundant talent.”|
|Sophie Knowles, Musical Director: “It has been a fascinating journey over the past five weeks gifted leaders. I will miss you. A big thanks to Martin Legend for taking up this new challenge and for sticking by me the whole way.“|
|Aziz Abillah, Choreographer: “The Orphans of Qumbu is a nice opera… Come and watch the actors who act and sing marvelously. Their voices are heard clearly even when they are rehearsing. They listen to each other and are very focused in their roles, going with the rhythm of the drums. They are disciplined and respectful to their directors Martin Adjei and Sophie Knowles.”
Article by Aziz Abillah, choreographer for the KKTCL_Dec.2009
KKTCL performing at the opening of the Ghana
International Book Fair, Accra