DFL Africa Research Conference
For the past four years Drama for Life has hosted and organised the Africa Research Conference in conjunction with varied partners. Each conference has developed out of issues identified by delegates and in response to important developments, and debates within the field of Applied Drama and Theatre.
The conference has provided a much needed platform for academics and theatre practitioners to interrogate and investigate issues pertaining to the applied Drama and Theatre practices, particularly in an African context. The conferences provide a unique opportunity for practitioners and academics to speak to their work in the field. They have become a place to dialogue, interrogate and share the exceptional work that is being done all over the continent.
In 2011, DFL collaborated with Canada's McMaster University to present a workshop conference entitled Social Work Beyond Boarders – Social Work Artfully. This groundbreaking conference explored the relationship between social work and applied drama and theatre.
The Africa Research Conference has hosted attendees from different countries, including Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, UK, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, United States of America and South Africa.
Spokesperson for the Drama for Life Africa Research Conference: Caryn Green. Contact Caryn on: Caryn.Green@wits.ac.za