African Tale with Toto Kisaku
Led by theater director Toto Kisaku, kids and adults alike will transform into the characters of his favorite african tale during a 2 hour storytelling experience that combines hands-on activities and live performance.
Participatory Storytelling • Ages 6 & up. In French
Set designer, actor, director and producer Toto Kisaku is currently working with local companies from the Institut Français de N’Djamena to participate in urban reconstruction. In 2003, he created K-Mu Théâtre, a theater company popularizing the performing arts in urban areas of Kinshasa. For 17 years, he has traveled the world sharing his experience through shows, workshops, and residencies. He is the winner of the 2010 Freedom to Create Award in Cairo, Egypt.
In 2003 Jacques Livchine and Philip Boulay selected him among the young artists of Kinshasa to represent Congo in the 20th edition of the Limoges festival and to perform in two pieces by Bernard M. Koltes. Kisaku was also in the French version of Topdog / Underdog by Suzan L. Parks at the Forum de Blanc Mesnil, the Théâtre Louis Jouvet and the Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris. He has produced plays such as Basal’ya Bazoba, Rencontres au pluriel, Surface 1 et 2, 20 ans, et alors! and Mort d’Oluwemi d’Ajumako”among others.
Kisaku has also participated in the Avignon, Limoges, Paris Quartier d’Eté, Taz à Oostende, ICAF, Pilotobes, A/D Werf, Right About Now, Toseka, Mantsina, and Connexion Kin festivals.