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Jerry Adesewo elected into the IETM Advisory Council


Jerry Adesewo elected into the IETM Advisory Council

By Jennifer S Kuwanta

Nigerian Theatre maker, Jerry Adesewo, the founder and Artistic Director of Abuja based Arojah Royal Theatre and national director of Media and Publicity of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) has been elected into the Advisory committee of the International Contemporary Performing Arts Network (IETM).

According to a release across the organisation’ social media platforms and website, Om’Oba, as he is popularly known across the cultural landscape in Nigeria and beyond, was along four others from Poland, South Africa and Spain, elected during the IETM Generally Assembly in Aarhus, Denmark on June 14, though in absentia.

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The release stated, “Meet the new members of the IETM Advisory Committee. The IETM General Assembly 2023, held during #IETMAarhus, voted in favour of 4 new members of our Advisory Committee – a self-organised, non-statutory body composed of twelve IETM members who work as a think-tank for the future development of the network. Congratulations and a warm welcome to: Filip Pawlak, Poland, Nwabisa Plaatjie, South Africa, Jerry Adesewo, Nigeria, and Harriet Macauley, Spain.

Further research revealed that the Advisory Council is a 12 member boars currently co-chaired by Liz Pugh of Walk the Plank, UK and Sepehr Sharifzadeh of NH Theatre Agency, Iran.

Jerry Adesewo, whose Arojah Royal Theatre is currently staging the first ever international theatre festival in Abuja this November, also sits on the board of the International Inclusive Arts Network (IIAN), and is the West African representative of The INDRA Collectives. He is the North Central Coordinator of ASSITEJ Nigerian Centre.

Jerry is a 2021-2022 IETM Global Connectors Fellow and will serve in the Advisory Council for a period of three years, renewable only once.

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