"A NEW DAWN" An
Dr. Temitope Abayomi Fadiya
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Trailing the rut impressed on the sands of time by the rolling wheel of history, I stepped outside the neat edge of protocol, and dissect into ‘characters’ shared in human societies from the viewpoint of an African setting! This view anchors on a deliberate effort to explore into African mythology, exposing its strengths and pitfalls and an attempt to remodel a culturally-rooted belief system into a modern and more egalitarian societal ideology.
This work is done in retrospect back to the fore, looking at how the African setting was and where it is now and trying to define the transformation in its value systems, and the general response of people when given the opportunity to take decisions for a change in their conditions!
The play also strongly reflects a transition from cultural dogmas to a societal value based on facts. The peoples present determination to cross check all cultural dogmas with real and practicable facts. I feel this is where African settings are now, as do other cultural settings.
However, this play is more of an eye-opener to better understanding of the rich cultural heritage of Africans and the need to appreciate the strengths of the ancient traditional institutions and all the transformation they have undergone but more importantly, how the present drive for personal gain at the expense of human value, good sense and the common good as seriously eroded into a once rich cultural heritage to one based on kick backs. Hence, the reason for the recent rat-race for materialism! It also pictures how the ancient traditional institutions played on the ignorance and absolute loyalty of subjects to pervert truth an justice.
This play is a lively one in all its simplicity, injecting news life into African drama and evoking a greater audience participation and thus, building bridges of understanding into an age-old cultural heritage of which Africa is synonymous with!
Finally, as you take an excursion back to the fore, you’ll discover all by yourself the sensibilities that make a people thick, where they derailed and then understand inside out the scale of the veil that’s responsible for the divide between the 1st and 3rd worlds! And then propounding possible hypothesis to decades of tumult that had grounded a people, at least from the brief account of an insider.
CAST and COSTUMES
There are 4 principal Actors, 4 Villagers, children.
The scenes include a market place, Bedroom, Compound, and Village Square.
The costumes are: Red kente design, Long ‘white’ Brocade Kaftan, Blue silk attire, Green Brocade, Blue silk attire
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
His Own Words:
My works depict the passionate struggle of an artist battling for the expression of life and art’s aesthetics in a unique and idiosyncratic manner consistent with my cultural disposition.
My energy and commitment to a genre of the arts (poetry) is reflected in my nomination as one of the 2001 World Champion Amateur Poets. My award winning work titled:
“The Mystery of the Perfect Bond” is published by the International Library of Poetry (poetry.com) in the most highly sought after poetry anthology; “Silence Within”.
Due to its high expressive quality, this work is recorded professionally in the exclusive and deluxe album sets of poetry recording on CDs, tagged “The Sound of Poetry” by poetry. com. Truly, this recording is a testament to the diversity of my poetic talent.
I am one of the recipients of the 2002 & 2003 President’s Award winner for Literary Excellence by the National Author’s Registry, USA. The award winning work entitled: “Her Gracious Crown” equally received an Honorable mention award for spring 2001 from Iliad Literary Press, USA. This work is published in the heirloom anthology of poetry: “Acclamation: President’s Award for Literary Excellence 2002”
My inspiring work titled “Welcome” received an Honorable Mention Award for Summer 2001 from Iliad Literary, Press USA, this work is equally published by the International Library of Poetry (poetry.com) in the heirloom anthology of poetry entitled: “Letters from the Soul”. I am also a distinguished member of the Int’l Society of Poets!
Dr. Temitope Abayomi Fadiya was born May 10,1973 and is a doctor based in Lagos, Nigeria.
© Dr. Temitope Abayomi Fadiya and African Theater USA.com, 2004