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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
4th December @ 2pm and 7pm
Created and Performed by Thandiwe Mqokeli
Directed by Thabisa Dinga
R50 | R20 students
8th December @ 6pm
KHONGOLOSE KHOMMANDING KHOMISSARS
Written by J. Bobs Tshabalala
A reading of the play
Book price R150
Jefferson Bobs Tshabalala, is the founder and artistic director of Kiri Pink Nob, a Johannesburg based Live Art production house who have a proven history of producing award nominated and award winning works in the genres of straight plays, sketch shows, poetry in performance productions and slams, stand-up comedy specials and variety bill events, including, but not limited to live game shows for which he picked up the Gold Standard Bank Ovation Award this year and the Cape Town Fringe Best Artist award in 2017.
What does it mean to be a Black Business Man, and what does it mean to be a Black Politician, in the contemporary South African climate? What does it mean to be both, simultaneously?
“Khongolose Khommanding Khommissars” examines this tumultuous duplicity closely with an incisive flare for the poetics of doggerel and the trappings of revolutionary rhetoric.
WINNERS OF THE TAAC EMERGING THEATRE DIRECTORS BURSARY 2018
Thembela Madliki is a theatre maker from King William’s Town. She recently completed a Master of Arts degree in drama, specialising in Directing, at the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR). During her time at UCKAR she directed numerous productions, including the National Arts Festival (2016) student festival production Nyanga, an adaptation of The Crucible which won Best Student Production and Most Promising Student Director. In 2017 she returned to the National Arts Festival stage with her production Bayephi, which won the Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award. The production went on to be performed at the 2017 Cape Town Fringe Festival.
Qondiswa James is a Black, Queer, Xhosa, Womxn from the rural Transkei. She is primarily a theatre-maker, performance artist, film and theatre performer, writer and post-colonial thinker. She considers herself a Performance-Maker. A recent Honours graduate from UCT, she has directed 2 Xhosa productions Emhlab’Obomvu (Red Earth) and Silindile (We Are Waiting). She has been involved in a number of indie award winning films, including the popular South African web series, The Foxy Five, Into Us and Ours and High Fantasy, the latter which has just had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Qondiswa considers herself both an artist and an activist and has been involved in a number of social justice rpogrammes in a variety of different settings that involve art and education. She continues to work towards a decolonised post-colonial ‘African’ continent and is part of the Curriculum Change Working Group commissioned by the university to work on a pedagogical framework for a Decolonised University. She is a founding member of To The Truth:Sizile, and Suicide for the Rainbow Project.
Qondiswa directed A Faint Patch of Light, an interpretation of Fugard's Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act which performed in May 2017.
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 kicked off its creation with Dennis Kelly's disturbing play DNA and spent the second quarter of the year learning improvisation skills with Megan Furniss. This culminatied in 2 TheatreSports style performances in June.
OY!Theatre jhas just completed Through Our Eyes, an original work directed by award winner Thando Doni.
OY! Theatre meets weekly during term time on Mondays and Fridays from 6-9pm. If you are interested in becoming a member of OY! Theatre in 2019, please contact Caroline on firstname.lastname@example.org