We are delighted to announce that Varvara Sklez has won the Chancellor's International Scholarship. Varvara is currently a Research Fellow at the RANEPA in Moscow, and she will be joining the School in September this year. The title of her PhD dissertation is: The Aesthetics of Effort: Performing the Difficult Past in Contemporary Russian Theatre. Varvara will be supervised by Dr. Milija Gluhovic (Theatre), Prof. Christoph Mick (History), and Prof. Michael Saward (Politics).
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.
African Women's Plays Leap Off A Global Page
21 February, 6.30 p.m. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
22 February, 5.00 p.m. Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
When did you last watch a play written by an African woman? Have you ever read one? This is only the second published collection of plays written by African women, the last edited by Kathy Perkins ten years ago. The African Women’s Playwright Network, established through a n AHRC and University of Warwick funded research project, has connected more than 240 African women creative practitioners from 21 countries on the African continent and beyond.
We would like to warmly welcome you join us as we launch one outcome of this project, Contemporary plays by African Women, in Coventry and/ or Oxford.
Yvette's co-edited collection of Contemporary Plays by African Women will be launched in collaboration with the Belgrade Youth Group at two events - at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on Thursday 21st February, and Oxford Playhouse on 22nd February, for details see
As part of a new partnership between the Belgrade Theatre and Warwick University’s African Women’s Playwright Network, select participants from our Youth Theatre will present extracts from Contemporary Plays by African Women due to be published by Methuen in January 2019.. The evening takes on an interactive form, embracing and encouraging discussion and debate around where and how the ...
A free event from the African Women Playwright's Network