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Meet Zimbabwe’s Playwrights

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Meet Zimbabwe’s Playwrights

My mission is to faithfully tell stories that will resonate with our day to day lives and it will focus people on addressing the flaws that exist within particular institutions and individuals. I also seek to speak for and with the marginalised and oppressed within society; all this I want to do through the exploration of the mind. My work should question norms and never strengthen stereotypes but always seek to bring a new knowledge and light. This workshop has been an eye opener; its intensive nature has been quite taxing as there is never a moment to spare. I have learnt more about dramatic writing in this past week than I have in my whole life. It clearly is demystifying dramatic writing. The experience is absolutely amazing and I’m sure by the time we are done we will be a million miles ahead from where we started.

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An American in Zimbabwe

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An American in Zimbabwe

Nikkole Salter is currently in Zimbabwe teaching six promising Zimbabwean Playwrights in Almasi’s First Training Exchange! Almasi asked Nikkole, “What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?” Here’s what she said: “It was an inspirational moment to reach our first week’s benchmark where participants presented their ideas for the plays they would begin to develop in the following weeks. After a jam-packed week of fundamentals it was rewarding to see them all immediately applying their knowledge to their story outlines. It’s going to be exciting to see them manifest their explorations on karma, moral duty, romantic love, justice and dreams on the page… and eventually on the STAGE! “

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