Following, the state of the nation, the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA), the umbrella body of Theatre Arts lecturers in Nigeria, holds its annual conference in the University of Calabar, Cross River State, with a focus on national security.
The event, which starts from 12th to 15th September 2012, hopes to achieve this through its theme; “Emerging Trends In Theatre, Media Practice and National Security.”
SONTA 2012, being the 25th annual confab, will also dwell on subthemes like, carnival arts and street consciousness, stand-up comedy and tension management, contemporary music and dance choreography, emerging art and new technology, social media, identity management, followership and trending, administrative policies and guidelines in arts, events management, ethnic identities and the future of Nigerian film industry, theatre and media roles in social and behavioural changes in communication, gender issues in the 21st century performance and postmodernism and alternative global narratives, to critically discuss the problem of national security and suggest ways out of the problem.
Participants are expected to be conducted round tourist sites in the ancient city of Calabar, on Wednesday, 12th of September, then on Thursday, 13th September, 2012, the opening ceremony takes place, with awards conferred on deserving persons.
The syndicate sessions, where papers will be presented, is on Friday 14, 2012, before the event comes to a close on Saturday, 15th September, 2012.