Dubbin Monodrama I

11/2019: This video notes the workings of an ongoing collaborative project first presented at The University of the Bahamas' Critical Caribbean Symposium Series, with dramaturge d'bi young anitafrika and three playwrights: Webster Mcdonald, daniel jelani Ellis and Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. At this event, we each presented extracts from our book, recently published independently with Spolrusie titled Dubbin Monodrama Anthology I: Black Masculinities in African Diaspora Theatre . This book is an anthology of dub monodrama's where each play extends dub poetry into the theatrical realm using techniques deriving from the Anitafrika method created by co-editor d'bi young anitafrika. I collaborated with d'bi to write the books introduction and co-edited this edition along with Lyn and Alexandra Sproule across four weeks. Each play experiments with forms of dub poetry in order to deconstruct masculinity, coloniality and queerness.