Femi Osofisan’s remarkable Nigerian adaptation of The Trojan Women. It is set in the ancient city of Owu, described by the playwright in the note on the play’s genesis, as a model of prosperity and organization. In about 1821 the combined armies of two Yoruba kingdoms, Ijebu and Ife along with Oyo refugees recruited as mercenaries, entered Owu after a seven-year siege, and sacked the city. Through their rituals of protest, we come to witness the unspeakable trauma of the Women of Owu, and their tactics of subversion.
FREQUENT FLIERS is an audio drama that was developed from interviews and stories under lockdown conditions as part of the Second Chance Theatre Project. The script was written and performed by the Second Chance Theatre Project made up of former prisoners, staff and students from the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Cape Town, under supervision of the project's Principal Investigator, Assoc. Prof. Veronica Baxter.
In line with UCT’s Vision 2030 of expanding UCT’s reach on the African continent, we are seeking a dynamic individual who has knowledge and experience of teaching and researching Contemporary Theatre & Performance both within the South African context and a broadened African context.
RETAGS are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join the project for a three-year period commencing in August/September 2021.The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake research and gain professional experience under the supervision and mentorship of Prof. Mark Fleishman, the Principal Investigator of the RETAGS project.