Illegal Gatherings Act — South African Protest Theatre

The South African Anti-Apartheid movement saw mass resistance against the government’s racial segregationist policies. Students will learn about the conditions that gave rise to Apartheid and the Anti-Apartheid movement, taking a look at the instrumental role that the performing arts and protest theatre played in dismantling the unjust system. Participants will develop performance work of their own based in South African protest theatre, encouraging a rejection of excess and on seeing obstacles as opportunities. Students will craft original protest theatre works that address sociopolitical concerns of their choosing.

No experience required.

In this video, hear more from theater director Shariffa Ali about what to expect in this course:




Fridays, 1:30-4:20 PM


Shariffa Ali