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18th & 19th June @ 7pm
OY!'s Line is it Anyway?
Hosted by Megan Furniss
Presented by OY! Theatre (Obs Youth Theatre)
An evening of improvisation in the form TheatreSports performed by the company of OY!Theatre.
The company of teenagers has been working for 2 months with Megan Furniss of TheatreSports fame to develop their improvisation skills for theatre and for life. Join us as they stretch their skills in performance, for an evening where everyone takes part!
22nd - 24th June
NAKED WORD FESTIVAL
Presented by Lingua Franca
12th - 14th July @ 6pm | matinee on 14th July @ 2pm
Directed by Sydwell Klaas
12th - 14th July @ 7.15pm | matinee on 14th July @ 3.15pm
Directed by Sydwell Klaas
R60 | R100 for double bill
Created by Magnet Theatre trainees Sydwell Klaas, Sityhilelo Makupula, Sivenathi Sibahle Macibela, Sizwe “Ginger” Lubengu, Palesa Mohlala and Luxolo “Rapula” Mboso who are all coming to the completion of their 2 year training at Magnet Theatre -
Isilelo seMarikana, written by Palesa, breathes life into the stories of the women left behind, and
Demo-Crisis, also written by Palesa, uses music, shadow puppetry, physical movement and storytelling to explore the complexities of the freedom charter.
13th July - 9.15am - 3.30pm
THE INCIDENT PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP
a one-day participatory workshop where the participants get to explore and challenge the socila complexities created by social constructs of racism, power and privilege.
No under 14s
R120 | R60 students
Based on the Swedish/Zimbabwean play The Incident, which is performing at the Alexander Bar from the 11th - 15th July (click here for more details) participants in this workshop will be invited to take an active part in reflecting on their own experiences to generate dialogue around the topics. They will then create and explore new narratives based on their own experiences.
The Incident is a performance arts project that aims to tackle racism and promote dialogue around diversity. It is facilitated by Thoriso Moseneke, Courage Zvikomborero Chinokwetu and Zoë Guzy Sprague.
23rd , 25th - 28th July @ 7pm | Matinees 24th - 28th July @ 2pm
ULOYIKO - The Gukurahundi Genocide
Created and Researched by Ayanda Manala Sibindi
Written by Yanga Mhlunzi & Prosper Dlodlo
Directed by Prosper Dlodlo
Produced by Thami Mbongo
R100 | R50 students
ULOYIKO - “The Gururahundi Genocide” is a play about the Gukurahundi Genocide that took place in Matabeleland in Zimbabwe from 1980-1988.
The Gukurahundi was a series of massacres of Ndebele civilians carried out by the Zimbabwe National Army from early 1983 to the late 1987. It derives from a Shona language term which loosely translates to “the early rain which washes away the chaff before the springs rains”
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.
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