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Monday 7 December 2020

Giving Voice to New Artists

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 7 December 2020

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Giving Voice to New Artists with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 7 December 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

Giving Voice to New Artists
What does the world of producing look like in the Eastern African context? What are some of the considerations one has to make when touring local productions? What platforms exist to empower new African voices and place them at the forefront of the global theatre canon?

Guest: Sheba Hirst
Sheba is the co-owner and Managing Director of Rainmaker Productions. She is a long-time arts producer in Kenya and now serves as the Director of the Nairobi Film Festival. She has also directed and produced the Sawa Sawa Festival in Nairobi to celebrate Kenyan performing arts. From 2005-2008, she was the Director of the Sarakasi Trust, dedicated to the study and performance of acrobatic arts. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2002 with a B.A. in Political Science. She and her husband Eric Wainaina live in Nairobi with their two children Seben and Neo.

“The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent”
The Stories Women Carry is a Web Series that highlights the work of African women in different fields of theatre on the continent. The 6-episode season features leading writers, poets, directors, producers and interdisciplinary theatre-makers who will share their artistic practices and methodologies. There is an increase in conversations about non-Western methods of theatre-making across the continent and beyond. In the spirit of uncovering an African dramaturgy and its application in various fields of theatre from the creation of new work to arts management, these leading practitioners from Uganda and Kenya will share their insights in each episode.

Each episode will invite one female guest, or a collective to speak on a specific topic, related to their personal practice. American Sign Language and Kenyan Sign Language interpretation will be available for this series.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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