IPT is an informal, not-for-profit puppet and folk media community based theatre institute founded and registered in Kenya in 2006. It is based in Mukuru Slums of Nairobi.
It was founded by a team of puppet theatre practitioners out of the need to harness the puppet and folk media theatre experiences in the growing endeavor to have performing arts, theatre and puppet theatre in particular, respected professions in Kenya, the East African region, Africa and the world as a whole.
It is the first informal institution in East and Central Africa that has recognized and focuses on puppetry as a media for social change. It is dynamic, innovative and creative community based company that uses puppetry and folk media to teach life skills.
Source: Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre
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