The African Theatre Association serves as a bridge between African theatre practices and scholarship in Africa and the African Diaspora, by bringing academics and theatre-makers together.

The Objectives of AfTA are:

To advance education in the study and practice of African theatre and performance. In furtherance of this object the association shall have the powers to do the following:

1. Provide a regular forum for scholars and practitioners to meet and exchange ideas, knowledge and information;

2. Publishing, disseminating and encouraging research and information on African theatre and performance;

3. To provide information on African theatre and performance to the wider public.


A. The African Theatre Association (AfTA) shall be governed by its Constitution and By-Laws, and such other actions as the association and its members may establish.

B. The organisation shall be constituted as follows:

1. The Trustees / Executive Board
2. The Conference/Convention Committee
3. The Publications Committee
4. The Prize/Awards Committee
5. The Nominations, Elections, and Amendments Committee
6. The Ad Hoc Committee(s)



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