state-theatre #1 LAGOS

2011, HD, 24′
with: Segun Adefila

The National Theatre of Nigeria in Lagos was built for the second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1976.
It is the only state-subsidized theatre in Nigeria.
While its smaller halls are occasionally used for theatre performances, banquets
and weddings, the 5000-seat main hall has been deserted since the early 1990s. 
A reopening was scheduled for 2010 but 
indefinitely after a series of changes in direction.

counter shot: The Bariga Arts Center was founded in 2009 in a Lagosian slum by choreographer and Nollywood actor Segun Adefila,
after the rent free agreement between his company Crown Troupe of Africe and the National Theatre of Nigeria had been revoked.