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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

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Nadine Holdsworth and Anna Harpin shortlisted for the 2019 David Bradby Award for outstanding research in theatre & performance

Congratulations to Professor Nadine Holdsworth and Dr Anna Harpin who have been shshortlisted for the 2019 David Bradby Award for outstanding research in theatre & performance! Anna Harpin's 'Madness, Art and Society: Beyond Illness' and Nadine Holdsworth's co-authored work 'The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre' make up half the final shortlist. For more information about the award see here:

Mon 20 May 2019, 11:19 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research Dr Anna Harpin