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About Us

Our Mission

Amani Peoples Theatre (APT) strives to provide space and skills for individuals and communities to respond to conflict in all its forms and in all levels of society in a creative and redemptive way that reaffirms the sanctity of human life.
APT is a regional cultural and peace organisation serving both general audiences and specialized cases. Educational in purpose and character, APT focuses on performing arts in all of its dimensions and it's capacity to strengthen and inspire aesthetics and humanistic values. APT makes a difference by weaving together the performance arts, it's presentation, peace education, reconciliation, enjoyment, study and conservation of African traditional forms of performing arts in order to increase the public knowledge and sensitivity, expand its awareness and creativity, sharpen it's understanding and caring- all with the conviction that cultural enlightenment and community involvement in fashioning stories of peace, can help lead to a more civil society.

Who we are

Amani Peoples Theatre (APT) is an initiative of African artiste- peace builders. Founded in 1994, APT brings together a group of volunteer artists committed to utilizing their talents and skills in drama and theatre in fashioning a story of peace with communities. The theatre for peace process integrates education, entertainment and research in exploring context specific conflict issues and enhancing the search for creative non-violent responses to conflict.

APT mainly works with grassroots and middle level communities in both rural and urban Kenya and people in difficult circumstances. APT has conducted workshops and performances in Kenya, the greater East Africa region, Sudan, Europe, and America.

The educational, therapeutic and meditative elements of African indigenous theatre as well as the theories of the Brazilian educators Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal inspire the work of the organization.

APT makes a difference by weaving together the performance Arts, Peace education, Reconciliation and African traditional forms of performance and rituals in order to increase the peoples knowledge and sensitivity, expand their awareness and creativity, sharpen their understanding and caring-all with the conviction that the cultural enlightenment and community involvement in fashioning stories of peace, can help lead a more civil society.

Our Vision

APT envisions a peaceful, developed and egalitarian society that upholds human dignity.

Opportunities

Amani Peoples Theatre offers opportunities for mature adults to experience the work that they do with different communities in Kenya.

Models

APT is heavily rooted in African Traditional models of communication such as storytelling and also informed by the theories and works of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal.

Internship

Interns and volunteers must apply in advance and negotiate with the organization in order to tailor a package that best suits the intern/volunteer and the organization on one hand, and the beneficiary community on the other. Kindly contact us via email at apt@aptkenya.org