ALMASI STAGED READINGS
Dramatic literacy is a crucial component of powerful, excellent play making. A noticed component needed in Zimbabwean dramatic arts development is the comprehension and in-depth analysis of excellent dramatic works that have come before. Without an awareness and understanding of some of the greatest dramatic works, the Zimbabwean dramatic artist cannot develop to the level of dramatic literacy necessary to create compelling, well structured, dramatic works. Our goal is to facilitate excellent new Zimbabwean works into existence, works that can compete on global level and leave behind a Zimbabwean dramatic literature legacy. Staged readings also nurture dramaturgy which allows for the portrayal to be rich, resonant and specific to the placement of the play in time, space and moment in history.
The readings are FREE and open to the public to encourage audience development and interaction with the community in the post-performance talk back sessions. The second cycle of the readings will be open to including some new Zimbabwean plays as part of their development process but we will still continue to read and study great plays from around the world.