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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? The series will unsettle centers of powers and capture unconventional narratives, experiences, and realities. The ultimate goal is to disrupt the single-story narrative of Africa theatre practice as sub-standard and constantly borrowing from the West. Each episode invites a playwright, dramaturge and director to speak on a specific topic related to their creative and dramaturgical processes. For accessibility, French Language translation is available for some series and American Sign Language interpretation for all series. Curated by Taiwo Afolabi.

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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

Taiwo Afolabi presented Decolonizing Dramaturgy: The Dramaturge as a Curator and Programmer livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 6 p.m. WAT (Lagos, UTC +1) / 18:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 19:00 SAST (Johannesburg, UTC +2) / 20:00 EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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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

Taiwo Afolabi presented Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Dramaturgical Skills and Creative Process: Insights from Three Theatremakers livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 6 p.m. WAT (Lagos, UTC +1) / 18:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 19:00 SAST (Johannesburg, UTC +2) / 20:00 EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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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

Taiwo Afolabi presented Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Self-Dramaturgy and dramaturging others: dramaturge as a nurturer livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 4 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 5 p.m. WAT (Lagos, UTC +1) / 17:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 18:00 SAST (Johannesburg, UTC +2) / 19:00 EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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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

Taiwo Afolabi presented Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Dramaturgy and dramaturgical processes from Egypt, Nigeria and Zimbabwe livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 5 p.m. WAT (Lagos, UTC +1) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 SAST (Johannesburg, UTC +2) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 19:00 EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

event poster for decolonizing dramaturgy: Situating Dramaturgical Discourse in 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

Taiwo Afolabi presented Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Situating Dramaturgical Discourse in Africa livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 5 p.m. WAT (Lagos, UTC +1) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 SAST (Johannesburg, UTC +2) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 19:00 EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).