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NOW AFRICA: Playwrights Festival, organized to illuminate dramatic African literature, was held in New York in September 2015. Excerpts of plays by Wole Soyinka, Jalila Baccar, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Deborah Asiimwe and other classical and contemporary African artists, were featured in multiple events to engage both NYU and the greater New York City community. This inaugural event was hosted by the Center for Art & Public Policy and the Institute of Performing Arts at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Anna Deavere Smith’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue.

We are back this year!

Our 2016 theme is: Africa and Her Children: Bridging the Continental Divide. Over the course of 3 days, we again set ourselves to action. We have begun reading and researching and assembling the panels that will deconstruct the plays that fit into this years theme. We are excited to expose you all to playwrights from the Diaspora such as: NSangou Njikaam and more!

Keep checking back here for more updates and see you October 2016!