Veteran actor Ghanaian actor, Oscar Provencal has implored industry players to make use of theatres in order to tackle issues of indiscipline among Ghanaians.
Provencal, who is known in the movie industry as ‘Inspector Bediako’ stated on the occasion of the World Theatre Day the need to revive theatres so as to use it for a tool for behavioural change.
“Theatre and film are meant for national development. It helps to entertain, it helps to inform, and it helps to entertain. It should be used as a tool for behavioural change,” he stated.
According to the actor, issues of indiscipline and negative attitudes are a core part of the country’s challenges, and theatre has the tendency to tackle such.
“We have a challenge in this country in terms of behavioural and attitudinal change and indiscipline within our society,” he opined.
He suggested, therefore, “let’s begin to use theatre as a positive tool, for national development.”
World Theatre Day is observed on March 27 annually. Initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute, the day is set aside to celebrate theatre and the fine arts.