Video: Femi Osofisan shares his rich experience as a political dramatist and theatre director

Video: Femi Osofisan shares his rich experience as a political dramatist and theatre director

Produced by Center for Digital Systems
Copyright: Freie Universität Berlin, 2015
Interview led by Torsten Jost

In this interview, the dramatist, researcher, and theatre director Femi Osofisan, a fellow at the center since 2012, explains how colonialism shaped his conception of ‘theatre’ during his childhood and how he became aware of the political, ethical, and moral dimensions of performance and theatre while studying in France in the 1970s. Osofisan also shares his rich experience as a political dramatist and theatre director who has been working around the globe for more than 30 years, practicing ‘interweaving’ as an aesthetic strategy for addressing current social and political problems in Nigeria and many other places where he has staged his fascinating work—including the U.S., the U.K., China, and Germany.

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