Heartstrings Entertainment is an assemblage of young dynamic Kenyan artists
who have stamped theatre firmly on the entertainment scene in Kenya as a
strong tool of effective communication by entertainment.
awards and accolades to its name, Heartstrings Entertainment has continued
being the powerhouse in theatre industry and has stayed at the top because of
their quality-hit shows performed with consistency.
The nature of our shows
has been comedies. With the hit comedies, it has been easy to pass across
relevant messages using laughter and mirth.
The actors and actresses involved are gotten from all spheres of the society.To
ensure growth in theatre, the novices have been able to be part of the team and
training and that has ensured that they are at the top with their craft.This has
been the growth line of Heartstrings Entertainment.
The introduction of those
new faces is the reason why art here in Heartstrings Entertainment and theatre
in Kenya by extension, is ever fresh.
A vast and rich experience follows the group as we dedicatedly stick to our
mission, which is to positively impact the masses with issues that affect them.
Theatre has become a prime tool in the society as a channel for effecting
change and impact.
Theatre has taken root as an utmost important position in
This is because theatre is live and in our faces.
Entertainment has succeeded in putting theatre on the map as a tool to be used
efficiently to pass crucial messages.
Many Kenyans have passed through the group having amassed wide range of
The radio, film, advertising, print industry have benefited from the
expertise from Heartstrings Entertainment.
It has been a school for them; an
The leading producer of innovative plays and stand- up comedies, playwrights and actors in Kenya.
Heartstrings Entertainment communicates, educates and entertains the audience through high quality innovative theatre productions; supports young theatre artists to grow professionally and use theatre as a tool to promote development.
Sammy is the founder and Co-Director of Heartstrings Entertainment. He doubles up as the Artistic and Creative of Heartstrings Entertainment. He is a celebrated actor and director with over 20 years’ experience.
Sammy started acting while in primary school all through to college. His first professional act on stage was at the Kenya National Theatre before he moved on to form Heartstrings.
His love for theatrical arts has seen him traverse the globe to countries in Africa, Europe and the United States of America (USA) training students on theatre. He has directed over 200 plays and is the mastermind behind the popular original Kenyan series comedies which communicate experiences by Kenyans through education and entertainment. and which has seen him win various awards as Best Director. He is also an originator of the first Kenyan stand- up comedy ‘Hot Seat’. Hot Seat features one or two comedians lasting 95minutes. His secret to a successful theater career has been his ability to act as a yardstick for his audience; the ability to hold everyone’s taste and not be wrong.
MARKETING AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Asha has a Bachelors degree and a Masters Degree in Environment. She brings in her expertise on project management and use of theatre for development and awareness into Heartstrings Entertainment. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Heartstrings Entertainment Strategic plan 2016-2018.
Asha handles logistics at Heartstrings Entertainment and ensures that Heartstrings Entertainment operates within the company’s vision and mission. She ensures smooth running of Heartstrings Entertainment and that working practices are adhered to. Asha is also responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the production are completed within the allocated time and budget, according to the Director's wishes in a cost effective manner.
In addition, Asha heads the marketing and publicity department and is involved in managing the promotion of the productions, services and public image of Heartstrings Entertainment.
ASSISTANT ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Dennis Ochieng “Nden’ga”
Dennis popularly known as “Ndeng’a” is an assistant Artistic and Technical Director, Script writer and a Music DJ. He also serves as a Master of ceremony in functions. During his stint in Heartstrings Entertainment, he has acted in several stage plays including: ‘How Dearly I Hate You’, ‘Kenyan Pigs, Cats and Dogs.’ He has made appearances in several Kenyan TV series such as Tahidi High, The Real Housewives of Kawangware and Papa Shirandula. He has featured in movies including ‘Run from Africa’ and ‘Nairobi Half Life’.
MARKETING AND PUBLICITY
Victor is a seasoned actor. Some of the stage plays he has appeared in include, ‘Kenya Is Not Your Mother’s Property!’, and ‘Wife Begins At Dinner ’,‘ Men Hide Women Find ’ ‘ and Girl in My Soup ’,‘Who Let the Dogs Out? He is majorly involved in marketing and media publicity at Heartstrings Entertainment. He began his acting career in Theatrix Ensemble before moving to Heartstrings Entertainment in the Front Office and rising to acting.
Mark started acting in high school during the School Drama festivals. He joined professional acting in 2012. He is the Stage Manager at Heartstrings Entertainment. He provides support to the directors and actors throughout the production process to ensure that the production runs smoothly. He has done voice over for Airtel ‘Smartika’ advert in vernacular. He has also featured in the local program ‘Mchungaji’.