African Tale by Toto Kisaku

The famous Congolese comedian will perform Mar 11, 2017, 11am-1pm, Cultural Services of the French Embassy 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA.

Led by theater director Toto Kisaku, kids and adults alike will transform into the characters of his favorite african tale during a 2 hour storytelling experience that combines hands-on activities and live performance.

The congolese comedian Toto Kisaku at Wallonie Bruxelles Center in Kinshasa. Pict by Papy Mulamba

Set designer, actor, director and producer Toto Kisaku is currently working with local companies from the Institut Français de N’Djamena to participate in urban reconstruction. In 2003, he created K-Mu Théâtre, a theater company popularizing the performing arts in urban areas of Kinshasa. For 17 years, he has traveled the world sharing his experience through shows, workshops, and residencies. He is the winner of the 2010 “Freedom to Create Award” in Cairo, Egypt. In 2003, Jacques Livchine and Philip Boulay selected him among the young artists of Kinshasa to represent Congo in the 20th edition of the Limoges festival and to perform in two pieces by Bernard M. Koltes. Kisaku was also in the French version of “Topdog / Underdog” by Suzan L. Parks at the Forum de Blanc Mesnil, the Théâtre Louis Jouvet and the Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris. He has produced plays such as “Basal’ya Bazoba, “Rencontres au pluriel,” “Surface 1 et 2,” “20 ans, et alors!” and “Mort d’Oluwemi d’Ajumako” among others.

Kisaku has also participated in the Avignon, Limoges, Paris Quartier d’Eté, Taz à Oostende, ICAF, Pilotobes, A/D Werf, Right About Now, Toseka, Mantsina, and Connexion Kin festivals.