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The 2020-21 Lab Fellows.

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics Names 2020-21 Fellows

10 Fellows from across the globe will participate in the Lab’s 18-month residency program.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University has announced the second cohort of its Lab Fellows program. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 18-month residency brings together emerging theatre artists, administrators, and scholars from around the world who embody the program’s mission to humanize global politics through performance.

The fellows include Taiwo Afolabi, Karishma Bhagani, Jasmin Cardenas, Afshan D’Souza-Lodhi, Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, Héctor Flores Komatsu, Lloyd Nyikadzino, Princess Mhlongo, Ada Mukhina, and Trà Nguyễn. More information on each of the Fellows can be found here.

“We were deeply moved and inspired by the 190 applications we received from 60 countries, and it is a tremendous thrill and honor to welcome this brilliant, courageous and visionary group of fellows,” said Derek Goldman, co-director of the Lab, in a statement. “Taken together their work—as performers, writers, directors, producers, scholars, change-makers, and leaders—could not be more diverse or expansive. But what excites us most is their appetite and generous energy toward being part of and contributing to a larger cohort, and to engaging deeply with a global network of artists. We look forward to the vital, innovative, and boundary-crossing work all of them are poised to do individually and as a powerful cohort.”

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