The African Theatre Association is an international non-profit society open to scholars and practitioners of African performance and theatre. Its primary aim, through its annual conferences, is to be a forum for the exploration of African performance and theatre processes.
AfTA intends to serve as a bridge between African theatre practices and scholarship in Africa and the African Diaspora, by bringing academics and theatre-makers together. The Association will initiate and lead discussions on African performance theory and practice.
Its journal, African Performance Review, will help define and shape African performance and theatre scholarship and pedagogy by liberating them from a bondage to non-African discursive frameworks.