Lockdown Shakespeares: Transnational Explorations

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Shakespeare ZA is proud to be a partner of the new Tsikinya-Chaka Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand. And we’re especially proud that the TCC’s inaugural event (co-hosted with the Creative Media Academy at the University of the West of Scotland) has been inspired by our #lockdownshakespeare campaign of 2020!

Covid-19 has hit the performing arts especially hard - in South Africa and around the world. Theatre makers are resilient and creative, but going digital (and making money while doing so) hasn’t been easy. It has, however, resulted in new theatrical forms, built new audiences and enabled new collaborations.

In this seminar, #lockdownshakespeare performers in South Africa will share their experiences with students at the University of the West of Scotland who have experimented with the same model, as well as with the Ghanaian community theatre company Act for Change and UK-Malawi organisation Bilimankhwe Arts, who have also been forced to find new ways of “making theatre”.
Period31 Mar 2021
Event typeSeminar
LocationCape Town, South AfricaShow on map


  • Shakespeare
  • Global Shakespeare
  • De-centred Practice
  • decolonising