Drama for LIfe

© DRAMA FOR LIFE, 20/04/2020 Drama for Life, based at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Arts, is dedicated to arts for social transformation and healing. Drama for Life is internationally recognised as the University of the Witwatersrand’s unique postgraduate academic, research and community engagement department that brings together the disciplines of Applied Drama and Theatre, Performance Ethnography, Performance as Research, Arts Education, Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies within the context of a critical reflexive praxis.
Our ethos are driven by three key questions: What does it mean to be human in the 21st century? How can we learn to be resilient, without compromising our humanity, as we engage with the enormous challenges of change in the 21st century? And, in so doing, how can we effectively use the arts, without compromising its aesthetic power, to bring about meaningful, sustainable social transformation and healing?
Our unique programme of education prepares arts-based researchers, arts activists, theatre-makers, performance artists, directors, applied drama and theatre facilitators, drama educators, arts educators, drama therapists and expressive-arts therapists to create interventions, performances, rituals and processes that skilfully and appropriately address social transformation and healing in a wide range of education, health and social contexts.

Arts In Conversation

1 EPISODES |  Podcast
© DRAMA FOR LIFE, 20/04/2020 Arts in Conversation is a series of critical conversations facilitated by expert Applied Arts Facilitators, these conversations seek to explore the construction of new performance terrains, methods and content in times of COVID-19. Curated by Eric Thoka and Hamish Neill, Arts In Conversation will draw together thought leaders and artists to grapple with complex questions about re-imagining the South African arts and culture landscape in the times of world pandemic like COVID-19.