Alexandra Sutherland

Alex’s role at Tshisimani involves developing arts-based pedagogies for political education with grass roots movements and organisations as well as supporting these movements to incorporate the arts in campaigns, education and activism. She was an Associate Professor at Rhodes University Drama department from 2001- 2017, where she taught theatre for social and political change, post-colonial and South African theatre, and feminist performance practices. She has facilitated international theatre projects with street involved youth and a long-term project with men in prisons and in a forensic psychiatric hospital that incorporated popular education and theatre processes for political expression. She worked closely with student movements and cultural activists in the Eastern Cape and is passionate about the possibilities of arts and culture in social change.