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New York 2017 ISPA Congress

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Cornelia Faasen

Session 6 | Theater of Empowerment
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cornelia Faasen | Speaker

National Theatre Initiative (South Africa)

Chief Executive Officer

Cornelia Faasen is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Theatre Initiative (NATi) in South Africa. This is primarily a funding and development initiative of new theatre works with a specific focus on the voices of marginalised writers and theatre makers. She studied theatre at Stellenbosch University (SU) and obtained her Masters degree at the SU and the University of Amsterdam and in her studies she focused on theatre as alternative historical narrative.

She worked at the University of the Free State for the last six years, initially as the Head of Arts and Culture before moving into the position of Dean: Student Affairs and joined NATi in June 2016. She lives in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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