Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: Transcendence livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 15 April 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 1:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 6 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).
Expanding on themes covered in Season 1 of Unrehearsed Futures, this conversation will be about how as theatre, performance educators and makers we might think bigger, broader and more dramatically about what and how we teach in this shifting landscape.
Curator and Interlocutor
Mwenya B. Kabwe is a Zambian-born maker of theatre and performance, facilitator of creative processes, a performer, writer, arts educator and scholar with migrant tendencies. Her creative practice is focused on contemporary African theatre and performance, immersive and site specific performance work, live art, collaborative and interdisciplinary art making and re-imagining African futures. She has lectured and taught performance theory and practice in the Drama Departments at the University of Cape Town, Wits University and the Market Theatre Laboratory and is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Speaker 1: Ndoni Khanyile
Organization / School: Independent Broadcaster, Process Designer and Facilitator
Ndoni Khanyile will be familiar to African viewers as the host of ENCA’s premier technology show, Tech Report. She also starred in the award-winning SABC 1 miniseries When We Were Black; films like Skeem and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom among other roles. Ndoni joined the Al Jazeera team in 2014 to host the technology-focused show Innovate Africa. She has also reported globally for Al Jazeera’s award winning environmental show earthrise since 2015.
Ndoni studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town, before receiving a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University, which she attended as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and the William and Ceil Africa Pulitzer Fellowship.
Ndoni uses her theatre training to inform the process design and facilitation work that she takes on to create more impactful and participatory gatherings and processes. She lives in Cape Town with her husband and two children and enjoys good wine, walking in nature and podcasts.
Speaker 2: Clara Vaughan
Organization / School: Head of the Market Theatre Laboratory
Clara Vaughan is the Head of the Market Theatre Laboratory in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a theatre-maker, arts facilitator, arts manager, and writer. The thirst that people have to create and tell stories and to share their humanity with others through performance; the capacity of performance and storytelling to witness us and to make it easier and richer to live, is what I find endlessly compelling and rewarding about theatre, and theatre education. At the Market Lab I bring together diverse theatre-practitioners and other artists to collaborate in various learning/making/experimenting/researching processes, with an emphasis on emerging artists, and subaltern experiences, voices and identities. While the roles I play in the arts environment are diverse, my artistic practice is motivated by an interest in process, curiosity about alternative or experimental ways of learning and making, rigorous research, and collaborative creative methods.