Our primary purpose is the elevation of African women theatre-creators, mobilising and enabling a community of African women creatives to have voices hard to ignore. To be a catalyst for change, challenging perceptions of what women can be and bring to society and positioning African women as producers of exceptional culture.
The AWPN marks the establishment of the first network of its kind. It creates a vital and safe space for African women playwrights to connect, interact, share work and collaborate across the globe. It enables local and regional development, offering mentoring, capacity building and skills development as well as enabling access to opportunities for international engagement as available to playwrights in Europe and the US.
AWPN reminds women that they’re not writing alone, that there are other people like them in the world, that their work matters and makes an important cultural contribution.