Gibson Alessandro Cima

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Gibson Alessandro Cima is an Assistant Professor of Theatre History in Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance. His research interests include South African theatre and performance, theatre from the Global South, post-colonial theory, and theatre-for-social-change. He has presented and published his research on the influence of South Africa’s anti-apartheid protest theatre on post-apartheid and global stages widely. As a theatre practitioner, he has devised work addressing Georgetown University’s historical role in the institution of slavery, directed the US premiere of South African playwright Juliet Jenkin’s The Boy Who Fell From the Roof, and brought his own adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.