Staff Profiles

Ms. Lebogang Disele

June 2013           MA Dramatic Arts, University of the Witwatersrand

December 2008   BA Honours [Drama], University of Cape Town

December 2007   BA Film and Media Studies [Radio Production], University of Cape Town


Lebogang Disele is currently PhD Candidate at the University  of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Her focus in theatre and performance includes dance, acting, directing, voice and more recently, dramaturgy.

Since starting her PhD, she has focused on growing her company, The LC Performance Lab, through which she produces womxn centered performances. Most recently she was part of NextFest with The Space in Between. Other performance credits include Amina in Belleville (2020), directed by Amanda Goldberg at the Bleviss Laboratory Theatre; Words Unzipped at the 2019 SkirtsAfire Festival curated by Karimah Marshall; What (Black) Life Requires at the 2018 Expanse Festival and Unwoven at the 2018 SkirtsAfire Festival, curated by Nasra Adem.

She is a performer-researcher/scholartist focused on interdisciplinary work that places the body at the centre as a process of exploring how oppression impacts and lives in the body. Her PhD research explores how performance can be used to foster women's leadership by inserting women's experiences into the public archive. 



Drama and Theatre in Education

Workshop/Devised Theatre

Theatre History

Theatre Ethics





Decolonial Studies

Postcolonial Studies

Contemporary Botswana Theatre and Performance


Disele, L. (2015) “In Conversation: Interrogating and Shifting Societal Perceptions of Women in Botswana through Theatre” in Plastow, J. Hutchison, Y. and Matzke, C. (ed) African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women. London: James Curry. pp65-72 

Disele, L. (2015) “Searching for a Place: Identity and Displacement at Maitisong Festival” in Rapoo, C. and Kerr, D. (eds) Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies Vol 29, Number 2. Gaborone. Pp234-242 

Disele, L. (2016). “Towards Sustainability in the Theatre: A Look at The Company@Maitisong” in Makgala, C.J. (ed) Botswana Notes and Records Vol 48, Number 1. Gaborone. Pp 362-367

Disele, L. (2020). "Towards an Adaptive Dramaturgy" in Agenda. DOI: 10.1080/10130950.2020.1782757

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