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26th - 28th April @ 8pm
Created and Performed by Yanou Pienaar, Liam Walsh, Jordyn Linklater
Directed by Yanou Pienaar
After a sold out run at the Drama Factory in Somerset West, Rocket Boys comes to Cape Town.
Rocket Boys is a new comedy directed by Yanou Pienaar and stars Jordyn Linklater and Liam Walsh. Two young actors find themselves in a bit of a pickle during the final rapturous moments of their performance of Macbeth … the actual rapture has occurred and they’re the only two souls left in the theatre, and quite possibly, the whole world.
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From Nelson Mandela Bay, a NAF 2017 Standard Bank Ovation Award winning play -
1st - 6th May @ 7pm | Matinees on 4th and 5th @ 2pm
Written and Performed by Xolisa Ngubelanga
Directed by Simphiwe Kaya
Written in response to the burning of campuses, theatres and libraries during the #FeesMustFall protests, Xolisa explores the relationship between fire and education, telling the story of a student leader detained during the protests and paralleling it to the story of his father who was detained during the apartheid regime.
Flamebook has performed at the PE Opera House, and received a Standard Bank Ovation Award at NAF 2017.
Herald Live Interview
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 Fugard's Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act which will run from the 27th May - 2nd June at 7pm.
CASA WRITING RESIDENCY - goodbye to Philisiwe Twijnstra
Philiswe, after a month of writing under the CASA Residency, a project of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, spent an afternoon hearing her new play Not Enough Buses in Spring read before she headed back to her home town of Durban. Philiswe's writing process was mentored by Canadian playwright Natalie Meisner and here in Cape Town, Lara Bye gave input as a director and facilitated the reading of her play. She was assisted by Mbulelo Grootboom and Nancy.
We look forward to Not Enough Buses in Spring finding its way onto the stage.
Thank you CASA, spearheaded by Beverley Cooper, for this incredible opportunity for 3 SA women playwrights. We hope that this residency has a long life.
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 email@example.com