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Dr. Edet Otu Essien


Theatre and Media Studies


Associate professor


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About Dr. Edet Otu Essien

Dr. Edet Otu Essien obtained B.A (Hons), M.A (Arts Administration and Ph.D (Arts Management) from the University of Calabar where he now teaches Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies. His experience in the arts as an academic and an artist spans many years within which he has featured in many Radio, Television, Film and Stage Productions. Essien is published in both foreign and local journals and has five Plays and many book chapters to his credit. He belongs to professional bodies like SONTA, NANTAP, AGN. He is married to Iniobong and they are blessed with three (3) children.

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-----.“The Theatre Administrator and Conflict Resolution in the Theatre”. Nduñode 6.2 (2005): 21-28.
-----.“The Performing Artist and Marketing Problems in Nigeria”. Theatre Studies Review 3.1 (2003): 44-55.
Essien, Edet and Stanis Iyorza. “Global Media and Cultural Domination: Strategies for a New World Information Order (NWICO) for Africa”. Journal of Globalization and International Studies 4.1 and 2 (2009): 69-82.
Essien, Edet and Stanis Iyorza.“Critical Perspectives on Audience Engineering in Nigerian Live Theatres”. WAACLALS 4.1(2011):1-14.
-----. “Tourism and Nigerian Traditional Festivals”. The Parnassus 2 (2005): 176-184.
Essien, Edet. “Resuscitating Live Theatre Performances: James Ene Henshaw Foundation’s Projects in Perspective”. Peak Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 3.5 (2015): 70-76.
Essien, Edet. “Social Media and Patronage of Live Theatre in Nigeria”. Sankofa 4.1(2015):20-31
Essien,Edet O “A Survey of Audience Catering Services in the Nigerian Theatre”. Focus On Theatre 1.1(1994): 5-9.
Essien, Edet and I. E. Kadimo Oqua.“Enhancing Internal Financial Control in Theatre Establishments in Nigeria”. Nduñode 7.1 (2008):1-14.
Essien, Edet and Brenda Akpan.“Communication Imperatives and the Theatre Administrator”. Nduñode 9.2 (2011): 115-129.
Oqua, Kadimo and Edet Essien. “Angbo-Akata: The Social Dimensions of a Night Masquerade”. JOSET 4.1 (2015): 62-73.
Essien, Edet.“Theatre for Development in Contemporary Nigeria: Problems and Prospects”. Encyclopaedia of the Arts 11.2 (2006): 128-138.
Essien, Edet.“Audience Development Strategy in the Theatre”. Encyclopaedia of the Arts 11.1 (2006): 42-50
Essien, Edet.“Budgeting and Performing Arts Management in Nigeria: Valuated Concerns”. LWATI – Journal of Contemporary Research 11.4 (2014): 121-130
Essien, Edet. “Video Film Piracy in Nigeria: Interfacing to Integrate the Pirate”. LWATI – Journal of Contemporary Research 12.1 (2015):
Essien, Edet.“Exploring Theatre for Development (TfD) Praxis in an Industrial Environment”. Journal of Integrative Humanism – Ghana 5.1 (2015): 41-52.

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