AFST 20009. AFRICANA WOMENS THEATRE IN THE 21ST CENTURY In this course students will read, watch, and analyze ten plays by a dynamic group of artists from ten countries across Africa and the African Diaspora. They represent various themes, including womens self-making in the contexts of patriarchy and socio-economic struggles, the gendered effects of war, same sex relationships, marriage and motherhood. Students will draw on Africana gender and sexuality theories, theatre and performance studies, and their own perspectives to engage closely with these plays and assess their significance in Africana womens knowledge production. [AH, C]