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Taiwo Afolabi

Artist-scholar

Taiwo Afolabi is an applied theatre practitioner with a decade of experience working across a variety of creative and community contexts in over 15 countries across four continents. He uses theatre for community engagement, promoting social change and creating brave and safe spaces for conversations. He is the founding artistic director of Theatre Emissary International, Nigeria and a research associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His current research focuses on using theatre with immigrants, refugees and newly-arrived youth and families, police officers, and on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. He holds a doctorate in Applied Theatre and he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Dramaturge as a Curator and Programmer
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The Dramaturge as a Curator and Programmer

Episode Five of Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation

Wednesday 17 November 2021
Africa
Dramaturgical Skills and Creative Process: Insights from Three Theatremakers
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Dramaturgical Skills and Creative Process: Insights from Three Theatremakers

Episode Four of Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation

Wednesday 10 November 2021
Africa
Self-Dramaturgy and Dramaturging Others: Dramaturge as a Nurturer
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Self-Dramaturgy and Dramaturging Others: Dramaturge as a Nurturer

Episode Three of Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation

Wednesday 3 November 2021
Africa
Dramaturgy and Dramaturgical Processes from Egypt, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe
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Dramaturgy and Dramaturgical Processes from Egypt, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe

Episode Two of Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation

Wednesday 27 October 2021
Africa
Situating Dramaturgical Discourse in Africa
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Situating Dramaturgical Discourse in Africa

Episode One of Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation

Wednesday 20 October 2021
Africa
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Undoing Post-colonial Structures in Theatre, Starting With Zoom Convenings
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Undoing Post-colonial Structures in Theatre, Starting With Zoom Convenings

19 November 2020

Karishma Bhagani, Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, and Taiwo Afolabi—three fellows of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University—talk about their learnings from creating and participating in a weeklong Zoom convening.

Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation
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Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation

A 5-episode series featuring award-winning playwrights, dramaturges and directors from Africa

A 5-episode series featuring award-winning playwrights, dramaturges and directors from Africa on conversations around dramaturgical processes. The series engages theatremakers on questions about what it means to be in process with each other?