Summer 2014 Study Abroad Program in South Africa —Info Session

Event Details

October 30, 2013
11:00 am

Bartlett Hall

Room: 207

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Megan Lewis

TH494 SI:

Performing Arts in South Africa

The Grahamstown Arts Festival Course

6 credits

Meets UMass IE Gen Ed requirement


Focused around the National Arts Festival that takes

place over ten days in Grahamstown, South Africa,

students will experience the second largest theatre

festival in the world (outside Edinburgh in Scotland)

and the largest in the southern hemisphere. Join Prof.

Megan Lewis, South African theatre and performance

studies scholar, and Prof. Judyie Al-Bilali,

theatremaking artist who ran Brown Paper Studios in

Cape Town for ten years, to see new plays and

cutting edge international performances that we

would not be able to encounter anywhere else. We

will meet playwrights, actors, artists and other

students interested in performance and theatre and

engage with, and reflect upon, the historic,

sociopolitical, and creative contexts of the work we

see. The performing arts will offer us a lens through

which to examine questions of social justice, race,

class and gender politics, history, language, memory,

and the role of the arts in our global world.


Dr. Megan Lewis

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December 15, 2013

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