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Founder & Artistic Director

Yulisa Amadu ‘Pat’ Maddy, (Wikipedia: Yulisa Amadu Maddy) is undoubtedly Sierra Leone’s elder statesman of literature, theatre and the performing arts.

Working since the 1960’s, he is a respected university academic, accomplished novelist and award winning playwright. His uncompromising and challenging works, which have been broadcast by the BBC and published internationally, led to his political imprisonment in Sierra Leone and eventually being forced into becoming a political exile.

Recently Yulisa Amadu Pat Maddy has been able to return to Sierra Leone to continue his academic research of exploring and developing Sierra Leone’s cultural heritage; providing inspiration and opportunities to a new generation of artists and performers; and continuing to give a ‘voice to the voiceless’ through Sierra Leone’s only award-winning international Pan-African theatre – ‘the unification of high quality literature, drama, dance and music into a single holistic form of artistic performance and cultural expression’.

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