Top professor to headline Inxusa

BULAWAYO - Botswana-based Professor David Kerr will lead several theatre academics and professionals who will take part in the Inxusa Theatre Festival and Colloquium at Amakhosi Cultural Centre from March 25 to 29.

The Inxusa Theatre Festival and Colloquium is held around World Theatre Day which is celebrated every year on March 27.

Amakhosi director Cont Mhlanga confirmed Kerr’s participation in the annual theatre roundtable.

“Professor David Kerr is the founding head of the department of visual and performing arts at the University of Botswana and will deliver the keynote address,” said Mhlanga.

“This is the first time the University of Botswana is participating at the Inxusa Theatre Festival and the World Day Theatre Colloquium.”

The well-travelled Kerr has got a wealth of experience and has been lecturing in theatre and media studies since 1969 at universities in Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and the United Kingdom.

Kerr has also done considerable work with government and non-governmental organisations that use theatre, radio and videos for development communication, particularly in the fields of health and human rights.

He has published numerous poems, short stories, plays and novels in a career spanning over three decades.

According to Mhlanga, the event, that will also feature a play premiere and a cultural evening, will analyse current trends in African theatre.

“The day will bring together leading theatre academics and theatre professionals to interrogate the role and development of African theatre,” he said.

The Amakhosi director added that registration for participants at the event would be open to all students, lecturers of universities teaching African theatre and all professional theatre practitioners.Amakhosi director Cont Mhlanga

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