Discussion: Now Africa!: Contemporary African Women Playwrights

Organised by New York University Abu Dhabi Institute

African women playwrights are creating some of the most vivid theatricalities, dialogues, poignant characterizations and situations, and politically and personally charged thematics written in Africa today. Along with their socially challenging and artistically innovative works, the plays written by African women nevertheless remain among the most underproduced and rarely published works on the continent and elsewhere. Why is this the case? 

This panel discussion provides insight into what concerns are evident in recent African drama, along with how women’s voices provide distinct, vital, and unfiltered spaces on Africa’s contemporary stages, spaces that are proving to be critical to envisioning the future of the continent and its diaspora.

Speakers: Asiimwe Kawe, Award Winning Playwright, Performer and Producer 

Dalia Basiouny, Assistant Professor of Theatre in the English Department, October 6 University 
Celma Costa, Community Engagement Professional & Artist
Moderated by: Robert Vorlicky, Associate Professor of Drama, NYU Tisch

 

date and time

Sun, Dec 09, 2018, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

contact info

New York University Abu Dhabi Institute
Tel: +971 2 6285242

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