The Nigerian National Section of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) launches the maiden edition of its international conference to be hosted within the framework of the 2017 Lagos Theatre Festival. Taking place between the 28th of February and the 5th March, the conference will address a very challenging theme: ‘Theatre, Criticism and Politics – where are the limits?
How do global theatre and theatre criticism react to current events?
Does theatre, internationally, address these challenging topics?
Is there a new political theatre?
How do critics react?
Are we free (enough) to openly support theatre that dissents from accepted political and cultural norms?
Is the social impact of this type of work more relevant than its artistry?
The conference will seek to find answers to these questions and many others.
For more information about Lagos Theatre Festival:
https://www.britishcouncil. org.ng/programmes/arts/lagos- theatre-festival