His research focuses on identity construction, representation and memory in South Africa through an auto-ethnographic theatre-making approach, which is articulated in the Transformation Project supported by the Wits Transformation Office and Carnegie Corporation.
Notions of identity are explored in two theatre productions, ID Pending and Hayani, under his direction.
Warren is also a research member of the Wits School of Human and Community Development and the Apartheid Archives Research Project. His other research focuses on how an integrated drama and theatre education, therapy and activist approach can foster capacity development in HIV/Aids and human rights education throughout Africa.
He curated the SA Theatre Season in 2010, Honouring the Archive: Theatre, Memory and Social Justice, and again in 2011, entitled: SA Theatre Season: The Personal Archive: Diversity in Conversation. He is working on a Facebook performance project exploring race, identity and culture in a cyber dialogue.
Tamara coordinates Applied Drama and Theatre fourth year, honours and masters courses including the Drama for Life core course and Drama Therapy. As a member of Drama for Life she has coordinated two of the four Africa Research Conferences, and is a member of the Drama For Life research and management committee.
Hamish also holds an interest in applied drama, and after completing his BA in Dramatic Art (Hons.) at Wits with a distinction, he went on to study applied drama at Masters Level with Drama For Life, where he has studied and practiced as a process drama and workshop facilitator.
His artistic and academic interests lay in the merging of the art of theatre and social interaction, as a means of finding, telling and nurturing new stories within society; his diverse background engendering this interest in sharing and learning from stories. He has a keen interest in people, their stories, and how diversity is held and shared in these complex packages of knowledge and memory.
As a student, Green was actively involved in the finance, administration and project management of Wits School of Arts and DFL productions and programmes, such as the Company Laboratory and other DFL projects including the 2010 DFL Sex Actually Festival.
After a two-year stint in the corporate world of market research and gaining an ICB Senior Bookkeeping credit behind her name, she returned to DFL in 2012, armed with finance, management and administration skills, to fulfill and satisfy her passion and vocation as administration, finance and projects manager.
Natasha’s interest lies in Business in Arts. Whilst at Drama for Life, she has attended several courses and participated in workshops offered by Wits University covering aspects such as Development & Fundraising, Proposal Writing & Project Management. She has recently been awarded a Canon Collins Scholarship-Edinburgh Business School MBA by Distance Learning. Natasha’s interest in business education stems from years of trying to unpack the process that holds businesses and organisations together on different levels in and outside offices. She hopes to build upon her knowledge in understanding how the arts can become viable businesses that aid in job creation through cultural and international exchanges.
She can be contacted on +27 11 717 4755
Munyaradzi graduated from University of Zimbabwe in 1995 with a Special Honours in Theatre where he was awarded a University Book Prize. In 2009 he successfully completed a Master of Arts Degree in Dramatic Art under Drama for Life in the Division of Dramatic Art at Wits School of Arts- University of the Witwatersrand. His MA research topic was ‘Examining Sustainability of Drama and Theatre Initiatives in Southern Africa: A Case Study of Southern Africa Theatre Initiative (SATI).’
He has work experience in government, non-governmental organisations and private sector in Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa. He occupied different senior positions for sixteen years under CHIPAWO Trust Zimbabwe, Afro Eye Pvt Limited, Tribet Communications, Nanzikambe Arts, Nhimbe Trust and Drama for Life.
Munyaradzi is a beneficiary of the British Council Cultural Leadership International Programme 2011. In July this year, he attended and completed a course on Creative Industries and Creative Economy which was run by Centre for REsearch in ARts and Economics (CREARE) in Amsterdam – Netherlands. Munyaradzi has a certificate in Project Management from University of the Witwatersrand. He is Board Member of Nhimbe Trust in Zimbabwe and He is currently serving as committee member on the Arterial Network South Africa Steering Committee. Munyaradzi is working on a PhD proposal which focuses on Cultural Leadership, Cultural Diplomacy and Creative Economies in Africa.