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
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: http://tapra.org/david-bradby/
Nadine Holdsworth (2019) 'Dramatic Evolutions/Bodily Violations', British Literature in Transition 1980-2000: Accelerated Times, ed. by Eileen Pollard and Berthold Schoene, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 76-90
Professor Nadine Holdsworth awarded £9000 from the University's HEIF Impact Fund to support a project with the National Maritime Museum
Congratulations to Professor Nadine Holdsworth who has been awarded £9000 from the University's HEIF Impact Fund to support a project with the National Maritime Museum called 'Maritime Creativity: From Archive to Exhibition'.
Nadine Holdsworth publishes the co-written book The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137508096