I am a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University’s English and Film Studies Program. My dissertation focused on postcolonial South African theatre and its major shifts after Nelson Mandela’s retirement. The title of this project is: National Crises and Moments of Laughter in ‘Second Interregnum’ South African Drama, 2001-2014. In addition to this project, I have been an active member of the African Literature Association for the last six years and have recently conducted archival research at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, and the National English Literature Museum in Grahamstown, South Africa.