We cannot compete; we need to collaborate – George Quaye on projecting theatre 

We cannot compete we need to collaborate – George Quaye on projecting theatre

Team Lead for ImageBureau, George Quaye, recently discussed the importance of collaboration to grow the theatre industry in Ghana.

During an interview on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z, he emphasized the need for theatre producers to support each other in order to enhance the prospects of the sector.

Quaye highlighted that unlike the music industry where artists can command high ticket prices, theatre struggles to attract such fees.

He explained that the lack of patronage for theatre performances is partly due to the perception that theatre should be consumed for free, citing traditional storytelling in Ghanaian homes as an influence.

In an effort to change this narrative, Quaye, in partnership with Naa Ashorkor, has entertained theatre lovers with productions such as ‘Run for Your Wife’, ‘Inspector Calls’, and ‘The Gods Are Not to Blame’.

Their upcoming play, ‘The Legend of Aku Sika’, is set to take place on the 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th of June 2024 at the National Theatre in honor of Professor Martin Owusu, a revered theatre arts lecturer at the University of Ghana.

Early bird tickets for the play are currently available until May 5th at a discounted price of 150 Cedis. Quaye’s dedication to promoting quality theatre experiences reflects his commitment to elevating the art form and engaging audiences in a new light.