Current Institutional Affiliation
Lecturer, Languages

Cletus Moyo is a PhD candidate studying drama and performance Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa. He is a recipient of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2020 – 2021 administered by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). The fellowship is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Moyo also holds a Master of Arts in dramatic art from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and a Bachelor of Arts Hons in theatre arts from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). Moyo has been a drama lecturer at Lupane State University (LSU) in Zimbabwe for more than six years. He has also previously taught drama at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare and at Amakhosi Performing Arts Academy in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Moyo has participated in many theatre projects (especially applied theatre) in Zimbabwe and in South Africa. His research interests are in applied theatre, social drama, theatre and trauma, and art and society. Moyo also writes and performs his own poems on various themes.

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2020
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
PhD Candidate, Drama and Performance Studies, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Theatre as Grieving: A Theatrical Response to Matabeleland and Midlands Genocide of the 1980s (a.k.a. Gukurahundi) in Zimbabwe