Now Africa!: Contemporary African Women Playwrights


WHEN December 9, 2018
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

African women playwrights are creating some of the most vivid theatricalities, dialogues, poignant characterizations and situations, and politically and personally charged thematics written in Africa today. Along with their socially challenging and artistically innovative works, the plays written by African women nevertheless remain among the most underproduced and rarely published works on the continent and elsewhere. Why is this the case? 

This panel discussion provides insight into what concerns are evident in recent African drama, along with how women’s voices provide distinct, vital, and unfiltered spaces on Africa’s contemporary stages, spaces that are proving to be critical to envisioning the future of the continent and its diaspora.

  • Asiimwe Kawe, Award Winning Playwright, Performer and Producer, Individuals
  • Dalia Basiouny, Assistant Professor of Theatre in the English Department, October 6 University
  • Celma Costa, Community Engagement Professional & Artist, Individuals
Moderated by
  • Robert Vorlicky, Associate Professor of Drama, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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