Lanaire Aderemi and Nia-Cerise Conteh, ran 5 workshops through Africa Writes program with Stoke Newington schools’ years 7-9 students to perform two extracts from South African playwright Koleka Putuma’s play, Mbuzeni at British Library event.
JC Niala spoke about AWPN at the launch of a Caucus on Performance within the African Literature Association conference 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. ALA exec, Profs Folabo Ajayi-Soyinka (Prof Emerita, University of Kansas) and Ketu Katrak (UCL Irvine) – straight conference paper examining why the focus on Women playwrights in the 21st century, and their contributions to African literature with emphasis on the theatre.
Launch of plays at a week-long Festival at Arts Admin Collective in Cape Town, where the plays were read or staged by drama schools in the Cape. See film for highlights.
Launch the new collection of plays at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Oxford Playhouse. The Belgrade Theatre’s Black Youth Group performed extracts of three of the 7 plays and then hosted Q&A on what these plays mean for a British audience.