After taking a break last weekend, the K5 million Superior Drama competition run by Superior Events Management through Superior Films in partnership with National Theatre Association of Malawi (Ntam) is back on the road and this time in the Central Region.
Tomorrow drama groups will battle it out at Lilongwe Community Centre Hall.
Superior Events Management Director Japhet Majekete said yesterday that having selected different groups in the Southern region which have made it to the regional finals, it was now time for the central region.
“We are making headway and we are satisfied with the results of the contests in the Southern region and now we are looking forward to picking groups in the central region,” Majekete said.
He said that the last show for the Southern region was on Wednesday where Ayini Drama Group made it through.
“People still doubt our capabilities but let them underrate us. For us we want to make sure that theatre gets back to life,” he said.
So far the groups that have made it through to the regional finals are Logos Theatre, Bantu Arts and Young Travellers from Blantyre.
The others are We Create and Tikondane from Balaka while Auze and Takondwa Drama Groups made it through in Ntcheu and Machinga respectively.
In Zomba the groups that made it are Takomana and Umunthu Theatre while Fortune Theatre made it through in Chiradzulu.
Majekete said they have made progress and that so far they have done Chiradzulu, Zomba, Balaka, Mulanje and Blantyre.
“There are some districts we are yet to do in the Southern region but we will work on that and for now we are in the central region,” he said.
Majekete said they were likely to hold regional finals on August 26.
The winner during the national finals will receive K1.5 million with second and third positions pocketing K750,000 and K500,000 respectively.
There will also be other prizes during the contest.