Yvette Hutchison is a Reader in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. Her research focuses on Anglophone African theatre, history and narratives of memory, and how intercultural performance practices are challenged by ongoing postcolonial issues. She is associate editor of the South African Theatre Journal and the African Theatre series, and has co-edited books with Kole Omotoso and Eckhard Breitinger. She completed the Leverhulme project Performing Memory: Theatricalising identity in contemporary South Africa in 2012, which resulted in the monograph South African Performance and Archives of Memory (Manchester University press, 2013). She is currently working on an AHRC-funded project using mobile app technology to create a platform to connect African women creative practitioners with one another, and interested parties elsewhere through AWPN.org. Her focus in this project is a consideration of the aesthetics contemporary South African women artists are employing to address issues of gender and conflict.