15th April, 2017
Story Written and compiled by
Daniel Odhiambo, Angina Wilson and Elaine Mugambi
Kenya Institute of Mass Communication Drama Club, POWER HOUSE has put forward a great record against the competitors after garnering 27 trophies in the special items awards category during the 2017 Kenya National Drama Festivals held in Kisumu.
Jubilation, screams and shouts of joy filled Lions High School where the festivals were being held, as the results were finally announced, whose outcome the powerhouse members could not ignore but rather give their best to celebrate the victory they had attained from the items they had presented, representing Nairobi Region as they had to compete against other institutions like Eldoret Polytechnic, Railways Training Institute, National Youth Service, Kenya Utalii College, Thika Institute of business studies among other Technical Training institutions.
During the awards, different students all from Power House scored in different categories depending on their items of performance, where Sydney M. Chazima was awarded as the best Director in Narrative followed by Ronald Marotso as the best Director and scriptwriter of Play and Choral verse, while Agnes Kola being awarded as the best actress, performing artist and solo verse narrator, With Isaac Omutelema rounding in as the 1st runners up in best male soloist category.
“We do extra ordinary training for our members regardless of the item anyone is performing, and we are happy and full of joy because we expected this, since this is what we do best” Says Benedict McCarthy, the Powerhouse chairman.
Others included best male actor which was awarded to Benedict McCarthy and Trizah Awuor holding the position of the most promising actress. In narrative performance, Noel Ayako became the best narrator, followed by Sally Olonde who was the 1st runners up in narrative.
The “Sultanate” Play written by Benedict McCarthy, Directed by Ronald Marotso and produced by Wycliffe Buhere was well performed that attracted different awards as the Best Item of governance, Item of the festival, play and décor and as the most creative play.
“As a club, we always make sure that we involve God in all our items and performances, gathering together to pray before and after every item which is a large contributor to our success, not to mention the vigorous training we go through to make sure we deliver our best since we believe in excellence”. Ronald Marotso, the award winning Director and script writer reiterated.
Even after managing to secure at least 27 trophies, Powerhouse they still hope for more trophies in the next awarding sessions and in the Gala performance that they are proceeding to over the weekend.