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Who We Are

The African Women Playwrights Network are an international network of African women creative practitioners (theatre makers including directors, actors, dancers, visual artists, dramaturgs and producers) from across the African continent and in the global diaspora. We work both as a virtual community and through live events to promote both professional, emergent and community-based playwriting and performance/ theatre-making by women on the continent and across the globe. Our major aim is to increase visibility of these amazing women and their work.

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Our Vision

Our Vision is to be the apex body of African women theatre-makers in the world.

 In another 10 years’ time, AWPN will be a strong, agile and sustainable organisation.  We will be known for being the home/hub for African women playwrights – an axis of collaborations, opportunities and exceptional work.

We imagine a future where all young women and girls have the confidence and a platform to express themselves creatively, taking their space in the creative realm.