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Previews - 27th and 28th May @ 7.30pm
29th May - 2nd June @ 7.30pm | Matinee 2nd June @ 2pm
A FAINT PATCH OF LIGHT
An interpretation of Athol Fugard's Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act
Directed by Qondiswa James
winner of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary 2018
A Faint Patch of Light is a deliberate queering of Athol Fugard's classic text in an attempt to visibilise queer struggles and disrupt the white male protagonist gaze on 'the other'.
A Faint Patch of Light, is Qondiswa James' production created under the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary, of which she is the first winner for 2018.
This urgent story will be performed at the Makhukanye Art Room, Khayelithsa on the 3rd June at 2pm
3rd June @ 6.30pm and 5th - 7th June @ 8pm
Presented by Arms & Length Dance Company
Directed and Choreographed by Thami Njoko
Bookings to be made on email@example.com
Arms & Length Dance Company is a Cape Town based, freelance professional dance company, that focuses on producing vibrant, new and dynamic choreographic work that explores various dance genres in expressive and new age movement.
The Arms and Length Dance Company presents BALANCE an innovative, intimate creation performed by diverse dancers of various dance languages who come together to breathe new life into the spaces that have kept these expressions apart.
15th and 16th June @ 8pm
GARDENING AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS
Written by Juliette Rose-Innes
Directed by Kimberley Buckle
R70 |R50 for students
Bookings to be made on firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hey, you. Yes you. What did you do today? … How exhilarating. Well, I jumped off a cliff. Beat that.” This play, a finalist in the Imbewu Trust’s Scribe Script Writing Competition (2017), explores what it means to be part of the ‘millennial generation' in today’s confusing and isolating society. A fresh take on Absurdism in a modern era, it examines complex issues – such as gender, politics, and inter-personal relationships – through the lens of quick-witted comedy. It also attempts to tackle less complex issues like inner-city wildlife and tourists who hang out in shopping malls. Do you ever feel as though the world is scary and chaotic? Do you want a play to express those feelings? Well, whether you do or not, Gardening and other distractions is the play for you!
18th & 19th June @ 7pm
OY!'s Line is it Anyway?
Presented by OY! Theatre (Obs Youth Theatre)
Directed by Megan Furniss
30th July - 5th August @ 7.30pm | Matinees 3rd & 4th August @ 2pm
Written and Performed by Xola Honono
Directed by Alecia Daniels
Produced by Anex Theatre
R50 | bookings to be made on email@example.com
A young father breaks the silence by revealing that his beautiful daughter lost her sight and speech at the age of two.
Trained at New Africa Theatre, Xola Sydney Honono is an actor, writer, director, motivational speaker and the founder of Mthunzi Community Production. He has been acting professionally since 2005. His TV credits include Familie - a Belgium Soapie - and more locally on SABC1's Comedy-Drama Forced Love, JAB, On The Rope and Umngeno.
His film credits include the Australian adaption of JM Coetzee's novel Disgrace.
Sunday 17th June @ 7pm
Curated by Louise Westerhout
A quarterly live performance event, which has at its heart a desire to site corporeal artistic experiment in time and space. We invite independent artists to bring their investigations, as they are, to be authentically witnessed, to open discourse, to refuse crystallisation. Body Politic will be a space which illuminates ways performing artists address their bodies' complicity with, or resistance to, dominant social ideologies and structures. We acknowledge the body as a never-neutral site for conveying meaning; an always necessarily politicised site onto which meaning is inscribed.
A call for performances will be released shortly.
9th - 11th August @ 8pm
Written and Directed by Raine Waring
With Sinead Donnelly and Robyn Ivey
Presented by Keep the Act Alive
Marriage! Marriage? Marriage. Fool, an original play uncovers the juicy secrets of a marriage and the catastrophic turn of events that happen when things go a little pear shaped. A chauvinistic custard of a husband and a devilish, sour housewife find themselves swimming around in a boiling pot of unwanted and unfortunate realities, bubbling under the surface until their shameful truths unfold. He obviously doesn’t like her cooking, but this wicked woman has much bigger fish to fry and let’s just say that revenge sure is sweet…beastly, dangerous and delicious!
More about Keep the Act Alive and the creative team
Announcing the winners of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary. We are thrilled to announce that the winners of the bursary for 2018 are Thembela Madlki and Qondiswa James, both from the Eastern Cape. Thank you to Distell Foundation for making this wonderful bursary possible.
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.
Thembela will be directing Where She Walked, an evocative re-invisioning of Mda's Heart of Redness. which will run from 28th October to the 3rd May.
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 will be directing A Faint Patch of Light, an interpretation of Fugard's Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act which will run from the 27th May - 2nd June at 7.30pm.
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.
The second quarter of the year will be spent in learning improvisation skills with Megan Furniss, culminating in a 2 TheatreSports style performances on the 18th and 19th June at 7pm.
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, please contact Caroline on firstname.lastname@example.org