[ISEA2018] Artist Statement: Mwenya Kabwe & The Center for the Less Good Idea — A Zambian Space Odyssey

Artist Statement

Based on the true story of Edward Makuka Nkoloso, a member of the Zambian resistance movement and the founder of the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy.

  • Mwenya B. Kabwe is a Johannesburg-based, Zambian-born maker of collaborative and interdisciplinary theatre and performance work, facilitator of creative processes, performer, writer and educator with migrant tendencies. Kabwe has a Masters in Theatre and Performance¬† from the University of Cape Town where she was a lecturer in the Drama Department.¬† She is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Theatre, Performance and Dance in Cape Town with a research focus on the dramaturgy of African futures.¬† Kabwe is currently a lecturer in the Theatre and Performance Division at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg.