Our ACTivism fieldwork collection explores how performance can create and sustain social change. These fieldwork interviews discuss performance as praxis with a range of people working at the intersection of art and activism. They form part of Dr Carla Lever's research into the everyday drama of political dissent, and are designed to complement the formal theatrical research of the ReTAGS project. Underlying these discussions is the question of how tragedy as a mode can help us understand a wider definition of performative responses to neocolonial establishments and forces.
Our Tragedy Onstage fieldwork collection engages various theatre practitioners and academics about their work with adapting tragedy for the African stage. These interviews form an integral part of studying and understanding the archive of postcolonial tragedies with a specific focus on theatricality.