This chapter reflects on a project undertaken with students preparing a production for 4-7 year olds, entitled Beautiful Creatures: Safari to Africa. Methodologically, I consider this production through the lens of art from/in Africa as a way of thinking about performance and associated issues of representation and identity. I focus on what I would call the ‘lure’ of authenticity, and the related issue of ‘tradition’.
|Title of host publication||Cultural Exchange and Diversity in Theatre for Young Audiences|
|Editors||Manon Van de Water|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2020|
- Theatre for Young Audiences, TYA, Africa, Children's Theatre, Authenticity