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"TAAC to me is like reading an old comic book. It is read by a lot of people but feels like it was made just for you."
Warren W Turner
16th - 18th April @ 2pm
A play about gentrification
Written and Directed by Neil Coppen and Ameera Conrad in collaboration with Daneel Knoetze, Quanita Adams and Mark Elderkin
30 min performance | 30 min discussion
Boxes is a social-justice theatre project devised by award-winning theatre-makers Neil Coppen and Ameera Conrad and journalist Daneel Knoetze from Ground Up. The project draws from a range of research-based, verbatim and documentary theatre methodologies to explore a myriad of perspectives and insights into urban land justice issues occurring across the City of Cape Town.
The play’s central narrative focuses around a young Cape Town couple: Kaye (Quanita Adams) and Lawrence (Mark Elderkin) who have recently moved to the inner-city and find their preparations for a house-warming dinner derailed when Lawrence announces that he has accepted a job offer to design a state-of-the art residential development in lower Woodstock. When it is discovered that local residents will be evicted from their neighborhood to make room for the development, Kaye begins to probe the repercussions of her partner’s latest venture. Over the course of four short scenes, Boxes probes the legacy of apartheid spatial planning and forced removals, examining notions of ‘development’ and ‘progress’, by interrogating the question: Who is really benefitting from this?
The play forms part of a wider Open Society Foundation project which connects South African investigative journalists with theatre makers and artists. The project encourage creatives to interpret the work of investigative journalists with the hope that alternative dissemination strategies would enable these narratives to reach wider audiences in the lead up to the 2019 South African elections.
Full press release, or to book a performance in your school at your organisation, click here.
24th April @ 6pm
Free Film School presents
JEPPE ON A FRIDAY
a resistance film by Arya Laloo and Shannon Walsh
A city can be seen in news reports, crime statistics or the backgrounds of post-apocalyptic Hollywood blockbusters. It can be explored through guided tours, from behind rolled up car windows or through politics and history. In Jeppe on a Friday Shannon Walsh and Arya Lalloo bring together a team of women directors to explore a different city; the Johannesburg that beats in the men who occupy it.
The result is an intimate, quiet portrait of five people from Jeppe, a decayed inner city neighbourhood in Johannesburg, as they grapple with the existential and mundane over the course of a single day. Part travelogue, part urban allegory, Jeppe on a Friday draws from a rich tradition of city-centered direct cinema, and offers a record of life in Johannesburg that demystifies the often maligned male-dominated metropolis.
What is Free Film School?
4th May @ 2pm & 7pm | 5th May @ 3pm
Uprising Arts Project presents
Written and Performed by Siyamthanda Poni
Directed by Sindile Msebenzi
POISE - A movement retreat with dancer-psychologist Tossie van Tonder aka Nobonke
Sundays 4 - 7pm from the 12th May – 9th June 2019.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW!
The retreat focuses on the embodied integration of fundamental aspects of our being in
order to promote overall mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, interpersonal and social
What to expect and booking details
OY! THEATRE (Obs Youth Theatre)
OY! Theatre is a newly formed Youth Theatre company for young people between the ages of 12 and 18. The aim of the theatre company is to provide excellent arts education for young people, and for teens to create meaningful work for themselves and their peers. OY!Theatre works on a production per term for the first 3 terms of the year.
OY! Theatre meets weekly during term time on Mondays and Fridays from 6-9pm during summer and 5-8pm during winter. If you are interested in becoming a member of OY! Theatre in 2019, please contact Caroline on firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 3 places available in the company.
OY!Theatre is currently working on taking their production Through Our Eyes, written by the cast and directed by Thando Doni, to the National Arts Festival. 2 fundraiser performances will take place on the 20th and 21st June at 7pm. Tickets are R70.