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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."
PLEASE NOTE: to all users and friends of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective - Caroline Calburn has taken partial leave until January 2018. She will be in the office on Wednesdays from 2.30 - 5.30pm for anyone who wants to meet with her. Appointments can be made via whatsapp on 082 752 1376.
18th - 20th August @ 8pm | Matinees on 19th & 20th August @ 3pm
Written and Mastered by Jefferson Tshabalala
Created and hosted by venerated writer, director and performer, J.Bobs Tshabalala, the two game shows to be presented are “Location | Lekeyshini | Lokasie” and Off The Record. Here, the overt flamboyance of the township, meets the subdued vileness of suburbia, and the blend is as beautiful as it is intriguing. LLL is the quintessential township jousting tournament, a battle of urban suave and kasi finesse. OTR locates its crux in the holds of reserved suburbia being unleashed, a battle of quant decorum and sharp wits. Combined, these two shows give to the audience a fuller experiential scope of the larger South African narrative.
Every night is one of loud chants, deafening screams, points scored, bonuses earned, victories felt, losses, winners, losers, prizes, fines, penalties, the whole game-show shebang - interactive improvised theatre like you have never witnessed it before. For those keen on a different kind of South African Theatre experience, look no further than this here double-bill.
With SOLD OUT performances in Durban, Cape Town, do not miss this!
A once-off performance
22nd August @ 7pm
Tossie van Tonder aka Nobonke and HA!Man
ROU, the Afrikaans word for many states of being, even noun-ing and verb-ing as expressions of a state of emergency: Raw, naked, unprepared, uncooked, fresh, mourning, lamenting, solitary, solo, crude, rude, gross, rough and sore.
A collaboration of sound and dance, cello and body, voice and silence. The shared artistry of HA!Man and Tossie van Tonder is making meaning of the moment. Both understand the present as loaded with inspiration and imagination to produce an initiation of performance art.
ROU is a known state. One does not explore it for further depth. It wants its heart to be felt. It wants to show its real fibre to the public. If you are South African, you will find the context for yourself. This is a once off occasion of rare talent for the forbidden. Come see the secret for yourself.
24th - 30th August (exluding Sunday 27th) @ 7pm | Matinees: 25th August @ 12pm and 26th August @ 2pm
Written and Performed by Billy Langa
Directed by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana
Sound Designer John Withers
R100 | 5 tickets nightly on #PayAsYouCan
From the directors of Naledi Theatre Award winning Just Antigone comes Tswalo a celebration of the art of solo performance.
Tswalo is a tale told through poetry and physical storytelling entwined to interrogate the rules that govern life on earth, such as power, creation, politics, connection, and intuition. It begs the question (or theory) of being, becoming and unbecoming.
Mahlatsi was a Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary winner in 2016.
Part Interview/Review in Radikal Expression and Boratas Khronikles and watch a Video Trailer
Due to be published by Junkets Press
1st and 2nd September @ 7.30pm
Day Apart Dance Collaborative presents
(Un)shared is the first full-length work of Day Apart Dance Collaborative, choreographed by Sasha Fourie Myburgh and Natasha Rhoda. This work experiments with their love for floor work, release technique as well as the discovery of their own movement language. Each dancer has the opportunity to share part of their personal journey through this work.
(Un)shared will be performed by Sasha Fourie Myburgh, Natasha Rhoda and Sherwin Rhode.
15th September @ 7pm | 16th September @ 3pm
Black and White - an adoption storytelling
With Thola and Vanda
21st September - 8th October
THE CAPE TOWN FRINGE
A host of exciting 'best of the fest' productions hailing from Jozi, Cape Town, the Eastern Cape and KZN, here at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective. Some, like Tau picked up the Gold Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival this year, and others like the Alchemy of Words had sold out performances. The full programme will be released soon at Cape Town Fringe.