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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
21st - 23rd February @ 8pm
Created and Directed by Megan Furniss
Created and Performed by Mel Mwevi, Motheo Modisa, Rendani Mufumadi and Trent Rowe
In a dystopian South Africa, even the superheroes are dysfunctional. When friends, colleagues and family come together to mourn and remember slain Superhero Eskombuso, we find out more about them too. Confession Sessions is hilarious, moving, and scarily familiar; an original, contemporary, mockumetary-style theatre piece.
Bookings can be made online or tickets reserved at email@example.com
24th February @ 5pm | doors open at interval from 7 - 7.20pm
BODY POLITIC : EROS
Curated by Louise Westerhout
Tossie van Tonder | Roxanne de Freitas | Qondiswa James | Oscar Keogh | Nomi Blum | Mamello Makhetha | Lungile Lallie | Lukhanyiso Skosana | Louise Westerhout | Kopano Maroga | Kaulana Williams | Jason Potgieter | Indalo Bennet | Grace Matetoa | Frances Shalto-Douglas | Anathi Rubela
R100 | R60 after interval
An immersive event ending with a discussion session with the artists and public. There will be an interval and refreshment stall. Please be aware content may be graphic.
Door is open between 5 and 5.20pm and closed until interval 7-7.20pm.
For #PayAsYouCan, please email Louise on firstname.lastname@example.org
Body Politic is a quarterly live performance event, founded by Louise Westerhout, 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 is an informal 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.
26th February - 93rd March @ 8pm | Matinee Sunday 3rd @ 3pm
Square Pegged Productions Presents
Written by Adam Gwon, Directed by Byron Bure
Performed by Dean de Klerk, Emile Hager, Kirsten Murphy and Josie Piers
Following the success of both off Broadway and international premiers, Square Pegged
Productions brings Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days to Cape Town audiences in it’s South
A refreshingly honest and funny musical that tells the story of four young New Yorkers, who experience the big impact of a small moment. Sung acoustically but
for the sole support of legendary musical director Kurt Haupt (Phantom Of The Opera,
Chicago, Beauty And The Beast, Grease, UCT Choir) on piano.
5th - 9th March @ 7.30pm | Matinee Saturday 9th @ 2pm
NZLEE Productions Presents
Written by Ashraf Johaardien, Directed by Niquita Hartley and Performed by Ashalin Singh
R80 | R50 students
NZLEE Productions presents Ashalin Singh in Ashraf Johaardien’s award-winning play SALAAM STORIES directed by newcomer Niquita Hartley under the mentorship of Standard Bank Young Artist alumna and Naledi Award-winner Jade Bowers.
Johaardien’s iconic play which has been performed in London, New York, Amsterdam and all over South Africa skilfully weaves a tapestry of local myths and cultural stories into theatrical magic.
Funny, poetic and heart-wrenching, SALAAM STORIES is Johaardien’s deeply personal meditation on life, love and loss. Set against the historical background of the Cape slave trade and the Malay diaspora in South Africa, audiences are whipped out of their seats and across the Cape Flats to Robben Island – and then to and from Bombay – back in time, to the 17th century, when the Dutch were at war with the Portuguese. The 2019 revival of "Salaam Stories" is presented with support from the National Arts Council of South Africa.
10th March - 7th April
Interdisciplinary Workshops | Performances
R80 for workshops and performances
After a hugely successful first season, MusicDance021 is back in March 2019, providing a rare platform for interdisciplinary performance collaboration in Cape Town. Open to musicians, dancers, actors and singers, the project brings together established and emerging artists in a cutting-edge workshop and performance format. MusicDance021 offers the space, time and resources for the study of real-time composition in performance through specialised improvisation workshops, public performances and movement technique classes.
Workshops are led by Amsterdam based artist Manuela Lucia Tessi, in collaboration with a team of highly experienced teachers: Coila-Leah Enderstein (music), Kristina Johnstone and Thalia Laric (dance) and Frans Mandilakhe Zunguze (lighting design).
The programme consists of:
25th - 31st March
Launch of CONTEMPORARY PLAYS BY AFRICAN WOMEN Edited by Yvette Hutchison and Amy Jephta
A project of the African Women Playwrights Network
R120 for inclusive package of readings, performances, discussions and workshops | R50 for individual activities
To launch and celebrate the publishing of this new collection of plays by women from across the continent, the African Women Playwrights Network is hosting a week of performances, readings, exhibitions, discussions and workshops for theatre makers, playwrights, artists, theatre programmers, publishers and teachers of English and Drama at a secondary school level.
Published by Bloomsbury, copies of the book will be on sale for R630.
Copies of plays by South African women will also be on sale.
A workshop for women playwrights and theatre makers will take place on the 30th and 31st March from 10am - 1pm.
Artists in Residence - Georgina Thomson (SA) and Glen Murray (AUS) - June/July
South African dance artist Georgina Thomson is collaborating with Australian dance artist Glen Murray on the creation of a new solo performance work Bluebell is Dead for Georgina to premiere at the Vrystaat Kunstefees in July 2019. Georgina and Glen anticipate that the creative process of this new work will in part investigate concepts around ageing and their craft as dance practitioners.
Georgina Thomson was the Artistic Director of the Dance Umbrella Festival Johannesburg for over 25 years. Originally trained in classical ballet, Georgina worked as a dancer in Europe before becoming an arts administrator upon her return to South Africa in 1981. She still attends ballet class.
Glen Murray is the artistic director of Invisible Practice, a medium for independent and collaborative projects across performance, sound and visual arts. In his first career Glen was a member of a number of Australia’s foremost dance companies primarily the Australian Dance Theatre, Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company touring classical and contemporary repertoire nationally and internationally.
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 works on a production per term for the first 3 terms of the year. In 2018, OY! Theatre presented Dennis Kelly's disturbing play DNA directed by Jaqueline Dommisse, OY's Line Is It Anyway - an improvisation performance facilitated by Megan Furniss and spent the third term creating an original work Through Our Eyes directed by 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 email@example.com. There are 3 places available in the company.
OY!Theatre begins on the 21st January 2019 and will be creating Holloway Jones, written by Evan Placey and directed by Thembela Madliki.