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Acting Up in Zimbabwe

(8 March 2017)

Silvanos Mudzvova, a Zimbabwean playwright, theatre director, filmmaker and activist, will deliver his first public talk at the University on Thursday 9 March 2017 at 6pm, at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama.

Through a range of different creative strategies, Silvanos has for several years been involved in the struggle for greater democracy and for LGBT rights in his home country of Zimbabwe.

During 2017, Silvanos is based within the Drama Department of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures as part of a year-long residency facilitated by the Artist Protection Fund, a programme of the New York-based Institute of International Education.

The programme provides grants and fellowships to artists who are facing immediate, severe and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries.

Silvanos will also stage his latest play, entitled ‘Dungeon’ at the Martin Harris Centre on Saturday 11 March 2017. The event is in commemoration of fellow activist Itai Dzamara who was abducted on 9 March 2015.

Silvanos Mudzvova: Acting Up in Zimbabwe

Thursday 9 March 2017
6pm at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama (John Casken Lecture Theatre)
FREE, all welcome, no booking required
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Saturday 11 March 2017
2pm at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama (John Thaw Studio Theatre)
FREE, booking essential
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