A re-known Ugandan play Wright and theatre legend Wycliffe Kiyingi, will have his plays translated from Luganda the language in which most of them are written to other languages, Ultimate Media reveals.
Wycliffe Kiyingi who was honored by the National Theatre as the “Golden Artist” during celebrations to mark National theatre fifty years of existence with a play called “Muduma Kwe Kwaffe” which will be showing at the Uganda National Theatre next month has written a number of brilliant plays mostly in Luganda.
Kiyingi told Journalists at the Uganda National Theatre that he is working with some people to have his plays translated to English – the official language of Uganda to help market the plays to wider audiences beyond Uganda.
The Director of the Play Kaya Kagimu Mukasa says Kiyingi’s writings are very expressive and therefore easily understandable.
Meanwhile, the Uganda National Theatre wants the Parliament of Uganda to recognize Wycliffe Kiyingi as an icon of Ugandan theatre in the same spirit Uganda Parliament recognized Late Elly Wamala – an icon of Uganda’s music according to the Uganda National Theatre boss Joseph Walugembe.
By Zacharia Tiberindwa, Ultimate Media