Dr. Megan Lewis, director of CSU Theatre, has received an Ann Gill Faculty Development Award to write a book about South African theatre-maker and maverick, Brett Bailey. The book, Plays of Mystery and Darkness, will be completed in Summer 2023.
The Ann Gill Faculty Development Award is funded by generous donors to the College of Liberal Arts through the College’s Great Conversations program. This supports annual awards for outstanding research and creative activity by tenured and tenure-track faculty in the college. Dr. Lewis will be recognized at the annual all-college award ceremony in Spring 2023.
About Brett Bailey
Brett Bailey is the artistic director of the performance company THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT. thirdworldbunfight.co.za
His iconoclastic theatrical works, which interrogate the dynamics of the post-colonial world, include the musical dramas BIG DADA, IPI ZOMBI?, iMUMBO JUMBO, ORFEUS and SAMSON; a radical reworking of Verdi’s opera MACBETH; and the performance installations BLOOD DIAMONDS: TERMINAL, EXHIBIT A, EXHIBIT B, and SANCTUARY.
Many of his works have played across Europe, Australia and Africa, and in the USA, Latin America and Asia, and have won several awards, including a gold medal for design at the Prague Quadrennial (2007).
He has a BA in drama and English from the University of Cape Town, and a post graduate diploma in performance studies from Das Arts (now DAS Theatre), Amsterdam (2004).