Ogutu Muraya KE
Ogutu Muraya is a writer and theatre maker whose work is embedded in the practice of Orature. He studied International Relations at USIU-Africa and graduated in 2016 with a Master in Arts at the Amsterdam University of the Arts - DAS Theatre. He has been published in the Kwani? Journal, Chimurenga Chronic, Rekto:Verso and Etcetera Magazine. His performative works & storytelling have featured in several theatres and festivals including- La Mama (NYC), The Hay Festival (Wales), HIFA (Harare), NuVo Arts Festival (Kampala), Spoken Wor:l:ds (Berlin), Globe to Globe Festival (London), Ranga Shankara (Bangalore), Afrovibes Festival (Amsterdam), Spielart (Munich), Theatre is Must Forum (Alexandria), Theatre Commons (Tokyo) & within East Africa. Ogutu is a recipient of The Eric Brassem Exchange Certificat. He was recognized as a talent in the 2017- 2018 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst - 3 Package Deal.
His solo performance 'Because I Always Feel Like Running' was nominated for - The ZKB Patronage Award and ZKB Audience Award during the 39th edition of Zürcher Theater Spektakel, in Zurich. Ogutu is based in Nairobi where he continues his artistic practice and also teaches at the department of film and performing arts at KCA University.