Playwright laments lack of script writers in Nigeria




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LAGOS – Chief Executive , Renegade Theatre, Wole Oguntokun, on Monday lamented dearth of script writers country.

Oguntokun, a playwright, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Lagos Nigeria needed good script writers could put minds into writing of plays.

“If we have good script writers can come up with good and viable stories every , acting on stage and film directing will not be too much for .

script writers should be able challenge themselves do so often, so we will be on set all ,” he said.

Oguntokun said those have been writing should be able allow people criticise works.

“If people put minds they can write good plays but don’t know what is really happening the arts sector,” he said.[eap_ad_2]

He said that writers should have a platform where their works could be open to criticisms so that the person can learn from .

“We have people who can write but guess, maybe, the encouragement is not there because of the nature of clime.

“If you don’t people to criticise your work then you can’t do literature or be in the arts.

“Literature is about people having opinion about your works and correcting them, is done abroad,” he said.

He pointed out that it is not literature if other people can’t touch it.

“We have to continue to write and produce plays; we have to be tenacious so as to remain relevant to what we do,’’ he added.

He, however, said that people would patronise the theatre more when “we continuously do what we are doing. The awareness will be there’’. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]