At the Playhouse, Durban
Ashwin Singhâ€™s award-winning plays have made an indelible impact on the Durban cultural landscape over the last decade. Combining humour and pathos, his numerous works delve into myriad issues in contemporary South Africa and have moved mature, multi-cultural audiences as well as the younger generation. In recent years the playwright has acquired an international reputation as his work has been staged in India and published in the UK by Aurora Metro asÂ Durban Dialogues, Indian Voice,Â Five South African Plays.
This one-day conference features readings from his plays Reoca Light and Beyond the Big Bangs.
The Conference Papers being delivered are:
Durban Dialogues, Indian Voice: A Critical Overview, by Dr Betty Govinden (UKZN; Dept of English)
Creative Agency as Critique in the Durban Dialogues, by Prof Priya Narismulu (UKZN; Dept of English)
Conflicts of Race and Gender: A Study of Plays by Ashwin Singh and Mahesh Dattani, by Prof Pranav Joshipura (Mahila College, Gujarat, India; Dept of English)
Voicing Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Ashwin Singhâ€™s Durban Perspective, by Ms Lee-Anne Naicker (DUT Drama and Production Studies) and Prof Bett Pacey (TUT Drama and Film Studies)
Ashwin Singh Egg or Chicken: A Writer/Directorâ€™s Recipe in Interviews and Analysis, by Prof Deborah Lutge (DUT Drama and Production Studies)