National Theatre Monograph Series (NATMOS) is a publication of National Theatre Nigeria which was conceived in 2020 to contribute to the corpus of academic and practical text available on the culture/ creative industry in Nigeria; the first edition was released in 2021 and the second edition followed suit in 2022. Contributors to NATMOS are expected to connect the National Theatre to national life and the economy; proffer workable suggestions on how the National Theatre can make impactful contributions to the Nigerian economy, culture and social bearing. The maiden edition had contributions from renowned playwrights and culture administrators, Professors Olu Obafemi and Ahmed Yerima, while the second edition had three contributors: Professors Duro Oni, Professors Andrew Esekong and Professor Mabel Itohanosa Erioyunvwen Evwierhoma (nee Tobrise).
Editorial Board Members
Prof Sunday Enessi Ododo – Chairman
Prof Osakue Stevenson Omoera – Guest Editor (Federal University Otuoke)
Olawale Ojokolo – Secretary
Emeritus Prof Femi Osofisan, FNAL, NNOM; University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Prof Olu Obafemi, FNAL, NNOM; University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Prof Asabe Usman Kabir, MNAL; Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Prof Sofia Pantouvaki; Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Michael Schwab; Editor-in-Chief of Jar-online Journal, UK
Prof JOJ N-Agbada, FNAL; Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria
Prof Chris Ugolo; University of Benin, Nigeria.
Notes to Contributors
National Theatre Monograph Series is for dedicated research in Theatre practice, Arts, Culture, Tourism, Theatre Technology, etc. Contributions in any of these areas should connect the National Theatre to our national life and the economy; proffer workable suggestions on how the National Theatre can make impactful contributions to the Nigerian economy, culture and social bearing. Locate a lucrative space for our youth, women and children in all of these. Above all, proffer how the National Theatre can help to
Prof Sunday Enessi Ododo, fsonta, fta, fsna, fana, FNAL
A publication of the National Theatre, Nigeria
“The publication of National Theatre Monograph Series is laudable
because it expands the available body of knowledge on culture, tourism,
entertainment professionalism, theatre practice and administration, and
general creative trend” – Lai Muhammed (Minister of Information and Culture)
It is very gratifying indeed that the maiden edition of National Theatre Monograph Series (NATMOS) was enthusiastically received by academics, government agencies, private organizations, foreign missions, and individuals across the country
The response to the first edition of NATMOS showed that there was a gap that needed filling and there was a thirst for knowledge that needed satisfying
While the capacity of Nigerian art forms to promote national unity has been
emphasised and acknowledged by scholars and critics, the part that…
I wish to express my sincere appreciation… and commend your effort at expanding the body of
knowledge in the areas of culture, tourism, entertainment and creativity in Nigeria, to serve as reference point for students as well as policy makers. While looking forward to receiving further editions of the
publication, please, accept as always, the assurances of my best regards.
The Council of Legal Education, Nigerian Law School presents its compliments to you. I have been directed to acknowledge with thanks your letter of March 11,2022 forwarding 3 copies of the maiden edition of National Theatre Monograph Series (NATMOS) to the Nigerian Law School.
The Nigerian Law School is grateful for your kind donation and wish you continuous success in all your endeavours
The publications will be of great use to Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) and
will also serve as a tool for further educating our Agency on the activities of the National
Your donation of TWO (2) complimentary copies of books (National Theatre Monograph Series) to the
Commission will go a long way to improve our Library for research and the Commission look forward to see more of your publication in the Commission’s Library.
I am directed to acknowledge… and to also commend your Organisation for the outstanding efforts
puts together in building the Nation through Arts, Culture, Tourism and Theatre Technology and hope that the publication achieves its objectives.
I am also to congratulate the National Theatre on her mission in sensitizing Nigeria and beyond on the role National Theatre plays in sustaining the striving economy of our great Nation; enhancing social inclusion and reduced poverty as well as present, promote and preserve Nigerian’s culture. This is a remarkable initiative directed towards rejuvenating great minds.
While appreciating the kind gesture, the publication would be very valuable in providing resource materials on the affairs of the National Theatre and its contribution to national building and a thriving sustainable economy.
I write to convey Management’s acknowledgement and appreciation for the kind gesture of donating to the University Library, Five (5) complimentary copies of your maiden edition of the National Theatre Monograph Series (NATMOS). On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi A. Peters, please accept our
best assurances and regards.
I am directed to acknowledge with thanks, receipt of your letter on the
above subject matter with Ref. No. NT/C.21/NATMOS/VOL.l,
The Centre appreciates your decision to include our organization among the recipients of this maiden edition (of the NATMOS). Please, accept the assurances of DG’s esteemed regards and best wishes.
It is my great pleasure to sincerely appreciate you for forwarding (2) copies of The Second Edition of National Theatre Monograph Series, your Institute’s latest publication for our library. This is noteworthy especially coming at this period. I promise it will be judiciously used
The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation appreciates your efforts at rebranding and repositioning the National Theatre so that it would not only discharge its traditional functions of providing venue for hosting events but will also serve a as tourist attraction. Your efforts at promoting and preserving the country’s cultural heritage would go a long way in contributing to building a thriving and sustainable economy
The Honourable Minister finds the publication quite educative and a great source of information about Nigerian culture. Please accept as always, the assurances of the Honourable Minister’s esteemed regards
and best wishes.
The High Commission of the Republic of Namibia hereby acknowledge with thanks receipts of the above-mentioned publication. The publications are indeed great materials for research in theatre practice, arts,
culture, tourism and theatre technology which the Mission finds very valuable to contributes to knowledge.