This year, Masvingo Theatre and Arts Club launches the first edition of the Doug Hill School Drama Festival yet again.
The festival will run from August 01-02 in the graceful ambience of the Charles Austin theatre.
The festival will witness riveting acts from eleven various schools from all over Zimbabwe. Some of the schools that will take part in the festival include Evelyn Girls High, Victoria High School, Gifford, Shingirirayi, Dewure and Pamushana.
This year, it has been decided that the festival will not adopt a theme as a way of encouraging creativity among young aspiring theatre practitioners.
The programme will be very rich with workshops that will be presided over by professionals to nurture young artists to become theatre gurus in the mould of Hill himself. To offer variety and excellence in the spirit of the festival, Masvingo Music Awards winner Alchemy will perform live, alongside renowned guitarist Maramba.
The Masvingo Theatre and Arts Club will showcase a masterpiece performance of Born Free.
Charles Austin Theatre artistic director Mike Banda said preparations were going well and was confident that this year's event will exceed expectations.
"We are also happy to have the support of Nhimbe Trust in celebration of the ever-growing, unwavering commitment of Mr. Hill in the theatre history of Zimbabwe.
"I also hope that this young generation will be able to learn a lot from this festival and that they will be able to use theatre to transform the society just like Mr Hill did," said Banda.entertainment