The second cohort of Fellows started off in 2020, just before the pandemic, and will complete their tenure in the spring of 2022 at The Gathering. Their time overlaps with the third cohort thus providing an opportunity for cross-pollination and further relationship building between the groups. This second cohort hails from Vietnam, South Africa, Kenya, UK, Egypt/USA, Colombia/USA, Mexico, Nigeria/Canada, Russia, and Zimbabwe. They are playwrights, producers, performers, organizers, directors, and innovators and like the Inaugural cohort, hold a range of complex identities as artists, activists, professionals, and people.
“Practicing and existing in the global south occasionally disadvantages you from the rest of the world. There appears to be an invisible man-made wall for meaningful association and collaborations. Being part of the Lab has unfastened precious and stimulating connections with people from all over the world. I now have a second home that has broken all those barriers.”
-Lloyd Nyikadzino, ’20-’22 Fellow
Meet the 2020-2022 Cohort
Collaborative projects from the 2020-22 cohort
- Undoing Post-colonial Structures in Theatre, Starting With Zoom Convenings Article written by Fellows Karishma Bhagani, Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, and Taiwo Afolabi
- Talkin’ Theater & Justice: Global Theater Makers, Thinkers and Their Practice The Fellows host a conversation rooted in their diverse global practices and lived experiences on HowlRound.
- Lab Games 2020 A series of zoom-based theater games, with instructions, that the Fellows shared with one another, in response to the limitations of personal connection caused by the pandemic and lockdown.