AfTA Notice Board


Dear AfTA Members,

It is with sadness that the African Theatre Association (AfTA) announces the death of Prof Eckhard Breitinger.  Eckhard was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer in May 2013 and died in the hospital on Thursday 12 August in the loving arms of his wife, Dr Pia Thielmann.

Eckhard was a respected and active member of AfTA and was on the Editorial Advisory Board of the African Performance Review. His many writings and edited publications in African theatres and performances span more than three decades and will remain an enduring legacy of his great interest and scholarship in the field.

He will be greatly missed by the Executive Board and membership of African Theatre Association, and the Editorial Board of African Performance Review, all of who join Pia in mourning this huge loss.

Eckhard will be buried this Friday, 23rd August 2013.


Signed by

President: Dr. Samuel Kasule

General Secretary: Dr. Victor Ukaegbu

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