Brett Bailey

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Brett Bailey

Brett Bailey is a playwright, designer, director, festival curator and the artistic director of Third World Bunfight. He has worked throughout South Africa, in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Haiti, the UK and Europe. His dramas, which interrogate the dynamics of the post-colonial world, include Big Dada, Verdi’s MacbEth, iMumbo Jumbo and Orfeus. His performance installations include Blood Diamonds: Terminal and Exhibits A & B. He directed the opening show at the World Summit on Arts and Culture in Johannesburg (2009), and from 2006-2011 the opening shows at the Harare International Festival of the Arts. He was curator of South Africa’s only public arts festival, ›Infecting the City‹, in Cape Town from 2008-11, and was chair of the jury of the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. He is currently on the jury for the International Theatre Institute’s (ITI) Music Theatre NOW Awards. His works are presented across Europe, Australia and Africa, and have won several awards, including a gold medal for design at the Prague Quadrennial (2007).

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