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Decolonizing Dramaturgy Howlround Series 2021

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

As part of this year’s PACE+ Dramaturgical Lab, PACE is excited to partner with Howlround Theatre Commons and Dr. Taiwo Afolabi’s series:

Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation

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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