• Ogutu Muraya
      Because I Always Feel Like Running

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  • Ogutu Muraya is a writer, storyteller and theatre maker. In Because I always feel like running, he navigates the phenomenon and politics of running. In East Africa, the emergence of athletic prowess in middle and long distance categories coincided with the independence movements. Since the 60s the success of athletes became tied with the process of nation building and the creation of a new identity in a postcolonial context.

    In the same way as a marathon runner is always pushing his limits and enhancing his body, the performance also centres on willpower and physical tenacity. Through historical, documentary and personal narravites, Muraya investigates the runners body both as a political repository and a vulnerable, vital and resilient biological organism.

    Ogutu Muraya is a writer and theatre maker whose work is embedded in the practice of orature. He engages the sociopolitical with the belief that art is an important catalyst for advocacy, for questioning our certainties, and for preserving stories often ‘miss-told’ or suppressed in the mainstream. Ogutu studied International Relations at USIU-Africa and recently graduated with a Master in Arts at Amsterdam University of the Arts - DAS Theatre.

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  • English spoken