Quorum: Mojisola Adebayo

Quorum resumes for the second semester with Dr Mojisola Adebayo (Queen Mary University) on Wednesday 24th January 2018. All Quorum events are free and open to everyone. Drinks and snacks provided.

Location:
Queen Mary University, London
Arts One Building, RR2
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Afriquia Theatre Retrospective

Abstract:
Mojisola will introduce what she describes as Afriquia Theatre (black / queer theatre), through a retrospective on her work. She will share extracts and discuss her plays and collaborative performance productions including: 'Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey', the story of a black woman who cross-dresses as a white man to escape slavery and becomes a sailor bound for Antarctica; 'Muhammad Ali and Me', a performance paralleling the life of boxing legend and black liberation leader Muhammad Ali with a queer girl child surviving abuse in foster care; 'I Stand Corrected', a dance-theatre with Mamela Nymaza addressing so called ‘corrective’ hate rape of lesbians and trans men and the equal marriage debate. She will also refer to her most recent project, 'The Interrogation of Sandra Bland', a verbatim performance with a huge cast of women and part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Lastly, Mojisola will offer a sneak preview of her latest work, 'STARS', all about a very old lady who goes into outer space… in search of her own orgasm. See www.mojisolaadebayo.com for more!

Mojisola Adebayo has a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts, an MA in Physical Theatre, a PhD in black queer theatre (Goldsmiths, Royal Holloway and Queen Mary, University of London) and she trained extensively with Augusto Boal. She has worked in theatre, radio and television, on four continents, over the past two decades, performing in over 50 productions, writing, devising and directing over 30 plays and leading countless workshops, on four continents, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. Her publications include several of her plays in Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One (Oberon), 48 Minutes for Palestine in Theatre in Pieces (Methuen) and The Theatre for Development Handbook (with John Martin and Manisha Mehta, available through www.pan-arts.net) as well as numerous academic chapters. She is an Associate Artist with Pan, a Visiting Artist at Rose Bruford College and a Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London.

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Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS
London
24 January , Wednesday 18:00

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