Editorial: Ethics and Socially Engaged Theatre
Taiwo Afolabi holds the Canada Research Chair in Socially Engaged Theatre; is the Director of the Centre for Socially Engaged Theatre (C-SET), and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina. He is an artist, theatre manager, applied theatre practitioner and educator with a decade’s experience in a variety of creative and community contexts in over a dozen countries across four continents. He conducts research, creates works, performs, and teaches at the intersection of performance and human ecology. His research interests lie in the areas of applied theatre and policing, social justice, decolonization, art leadership and management, migration, and the ethics of conducting arts-based research. He is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and the founding artistic director of Theatre Emissary International.
Yasmine Kandil is an Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria. Her work has centered on using theatre for community dialogue and raising awareness. A native of Egypt, Yasmine started out her applied theatre journey working with children and youth who worked in the trash trade of the city of Cairo. Since moving to Canada, Yasmine has mostly worked with immigrant and refugee communities, recently developing a Celebratory Theatre method of creating community dialogue and space for visibility of marginalized people.