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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

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David Coates has an article published: ‘Amateur Theatre Networks in the Archive’ Performance Research’s special issue ‘On Amateurs’

Mon 11 May 2020, 08:47 | Tags: Publications Dr David Coates

Dr. Yvette Hutchison launches Woza Africa! Educational Resource

The resource that explores theatre in the African context, led to 1177 hits of the projects Facebook page in two hours of its release with dozens of registrations in the first hour.

Andy Lavendar and Janelle Reinelt (Emeritus Professor) have articles in the latest edition of Performance Research (On Politics).

View Theatricalizing Protest The chorus of the commons by Andy Lavender and Politics Populism Performance by Janelle Reinelt


Mon 06 Apr 2020, 13:26 | Tags: Publications Research Prof. Andy Lavendar

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