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Woza AfricaOn 15 April, via the African Women Playwrights' Network project, Yvette Hutchison launched Woza Africa: Theatre in the African Context, a free digital education resource which she designed with Kenyan playwright JC Niala and Public Engagement Consultant Flo Swann, to introduce teachers, theatre groups and students around the world to a wide range of African approaches to storytelling, alongside historic and cultural frames of reference.

It has had good take-up, with some 82 schools, theatre groups, public sector organisations and Universities from 19 countries uploading it so far. Theatres like the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and Birmingham Mac have signalled their intent to use it with their youth drama groups.


So please use or pass on the link to anyone who you think may want to explore aspects of theatre specific to the African contexts, especially with the challenges of remote teaching and home schooling right now https://warwick.ac.uk/awpn

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Yvette Hutchison awarded WIF Award

Yvette Hutchison was awarded a WIF award of £20k to make a 10-15 minute film to document the research from her African Womens' Playwright Network project. Its objective is to capture and amplify the non-academic voices conveying how AWPN has influenced and changed their lives and livelihoods. We will also upload short pieces of events and stories along the way.

Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12:00 | Tags: Research Impact Outreach AWPN Dr Yvette Hutchison Awards


Warwick in London Taster Evenings

Andy Lavender, David Coates and Sarah Penny along with current students Jack Bailey and Caitlin Tracey, and our alumni Alexandra Rutter (founder of Whole Hog Theatre and Resident Director of Nelke Planning, Tokyo) and Emma Martin (freelance Arts Marketing consultant) participated in a Taster Evening at Warwick in London yesterday. This was the first in a series of events in Warwick’s excellent facilities in London to connect with London schools and was a friendly and convivial event.

 


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