On 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
This award is designed to provide practical and financial support for Theatre and Performance Studies students who plan to create a piece of extra-curricular performance work in the department with a view to submitting this work to the Edinburgh Festival or a similar public platform. The recipients of this award will receive up to £600 to help mount the work.
Dramatherapy workshop with Holly Samson – Friday 6th March, 2-5pm G52
In response to requests from students for a workshop exploring dramatherapy, we have arranged for Holly Samson – a dramatherapist and graduate from the department – to run a 3 hour session for you.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Holly’s approach, and also to ask any questions you have about what training and working as a dramatherapist involves.
There is a limit on how many participants can attend, so please let Bobby know if you want to participate ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre and Performance Studies are hosting a live chat for new MA Programmes
Join us online to find out more about our two new, exciting MA programmes – MA Applied Theatre: Arts, Action Change and MA Playwriting and Adaption: Stage, Screen and Beyond.
Key academic staff teaching on the courses will be available to tell you more about the degrees, and to answer any questions you may have.
Sign up here: https://meetandengage.com/b8h6g0b8t
Together with Dr Rachel Turner King (Principal Investigator, Education) and Professor David Mond (Maths and Global Sustainable Development), Dr Bobby Smith (Theatre and Performance Studies) has been awarded Coventry City of Culture funding for the project “I don’t want your hope, I want your action”: exploring youth eco-citizenship through verbatim theatre and digital ethnography in the city.