By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu
Lagos – Mr Israel Eboh, the President of National Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), on Friday said that membership of the association would be extended to theatre arts students in higher institutions.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, Eboh said that the extension would be through the institutions.
He said that the students would, however, attain full NANTAP membership on graduation.
Eboh said that extension would provide opportunities for such students to be acquainted with NANTAP and its benefits.
He added that the measure became necessary due to the need to bring together institutions where theatre, drama, performing and creative arts were being studied across the country.
“We are mindful of getting our prospective theatre arts practitioners to this major association.
“NANTAP is open but it is equally necessary for theatre arts students to identify with their school associations to enable them to have access to the national body and industry when they graduate.
“Most importantly, there is need for a synergy between these prospective practitioners and the association to boost their careers,” he said.
According to him, during NANTAP’s investiture dinner in the last quarter of 2019, three new guilds, Dance Guild, Directors Guild and Theatre Drummers’ Guild were presented certificates of charter.
Israel Eboh, President, NANTAP
The NANTAP boss added that the body, under its consolidated guilds, was making efforts to organise activities and partnerships to add value in 2020. (NAN)