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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
6th - 8th June @ 6pm
Amacala Omzi presents
Directed by Mhlanguli George and choreographed by Zakhele Nkosi
Buya is a story of shocking self-discovery. Two young people in love, but something is at odds with their feelings for each other.
Buhle and Vuyolwethu have had very different lives. Brought up within different cultures, their beliefs and values whilst intriguing, challenge their relationship. They are drawn together by the sound of the wind and the rhythm their feet make by their moving bodies. However something is driving them apart....
Performed by Buhle Qinga and Vuyolwethu Nompetsheni.
24th - 25th May @7:30pm
A collaborative dance work
A collaborative effort to display, through dance, the current constant search to fulfill voids or the search for something so ideal that it may not even exist. Always longing for something better or improved, creating feelings of discontentment and being unsettled. We are less present beings.
The production is put together by Rae Classen, Yaseen Manuel, Sasha Fourie Myburgh, Lee Sophia Piedt, Natasha Rhoda and Marlin Zoutman.
FRESH PERSPECTIVES - A Pre- National Arts Festival Makhanda Season
17th - 27th June
Missing out the National Arts Festival Makhanda (Grahamstown) this winter? Missing freezing weather, great productions, fabulous company and delicious food? Then join us at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective for Fresh Perspectives - a pre-NAF season. Homemade soup and bread (R40) will be served after each performance as well as tea, coffee, hot chocolate and home-baked treats. All of this will fund OY!Theatre and their trip to the NAF.
17th June @ 3pm | 18th-19th June @7pm
Directed by Thando Doni
AGE: 14-18 years old
The story explores questions of street justice and community responses to drug culture in the Western Cape. As children are placed under threat, so families seek to create alternative pathways for the next generation. Performed by actors and puppeteers Sipho Ngxola, Luyanda Nogodlwana, Siphokazi Mpofu, Sipho Mahlatshana, Asanda Rilityana and Mandiseli Maseti.
Ukwanda Puppets and Design was trained by and is mentored by Handspring Puppet Company they are currently the resident company of the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.
20th - 21st June @ 7pm
OY! Theatre presents
THROUGH OUR EYES
Written by Cast | Directed by Thando Doni
R70 - R100
Through Our Eyes, created in late 2018, was a workshopped process that director Thando Doni took the company of young people through - exploring their lives and what it means to be South Africans - or young people living in South Africa. With emotional post show conversations, the young company is determined to take this production to the National Arts Festival in Makanda in June and share it with a wider national audience of their peers.
These 2 performances are a fundraiser to contribute to the hole in our budget - so bring friends, family and acquaintances. Bring a little extra cash for a delicious array of cakes, snacks and soup.
If you would like to donate directly to OY!Theatre to help them get to the National Arts Festival Makhanda, click here
Through Our Eyes will perform at the NG Kerk at the NAF from the 27th - 30th June
22nd - 24th June @7pm
A FAINT PATCH OF LIGHT
An interpretation of Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act by Athol Fugard
Directed by Qondiswa James
R70 - R100
Nominated for 2 Fleur du Caps this year (Best Emerging Director and Best Performer), A Faint Patch of Light is a deliberate queering of Athol Fugard's classic text Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act - an intimate play of black lesbian love in a context of inevitable violence.
To be queer and black and a womxn means that every day I must live in fear of, not only ostracisation from heteronormative society, but also of real violence being done to my body. For me this context of fear is much like the fear the ‘Immorality Act’ except that here the judge, jury and executioner is not just a racist white supremacist government but a society continuing to perpetuate rape culture; a law system that protects the rights of perpetrators but questions the lived experience of the survivor; a government with rapists and murderers as presidents; and men who have ever done violence on queer, trans, non-binary and womxn bodies (Qondiswa James)
A Faint Patch of Light will perform as part of The Edge at the NAF from the 1st to the 6th July
25th - 27th June @7pm
WHERE SHE WALKED
Directed by Thembela Madliki
R70 - R100
Where She Walked is set in a family home in the rural Eastern Cape and tells the story of an ailing, stubborn father and a young educated daughter who are at odds over plans to sell their family home and the land it is on. Their disagreement reflects a history of competing beliefs in their family, and in our society, as change and progress come up against culture and tradition. Where She Walked uses magic realism to explore the underlying tensions between father and daughter, merging the past and the present to examine their estranged relationship.
Performed by Indalo Stofile and Nthabeleng Jafta.
Where She Walked is part of the Arena programme at the NAF from the 2nd - 4th July
28th June @ 6pm
BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOUR
Created and performed by mother-daughter duo Vanda and Thola
Black and White In Colour is the second show by mother-daughter duo, Vanda and Thola. In this performance, they tackle the more uncomfortable, more confrontational realities of their lives as adoptee and adoptive parent. They interview each other, asking questions collected from years of strangers feeling that they have the right to ask personal questions. They invite you to join them on a journey of learning, growing and sharing.
Bookings via e-mail only - email@example.com
POISE - A movement retreat with dancer-psychologist Tossie van Tonder aka Nobonke
Sundays 4 - 7pm from the 12th May – 9th June 2019.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW!
The retreat focuses on the embodied integration of fundamental aspects of our being in
order to promote overall mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, interpersonal and social
What to expect and booking details
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.
OY! Theatre meets weekly during term time on Mondays and Fridays from 6-9pm during summer and 5-8pm during winter. If you are interested in becoming a member of OY! Theatre in 2019, please contact Caroline on firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 3 places available in the company.
OY!Theatre is currently working on taking their production Through Our Eyes, written by the cast and directed by Thando Doni, to the National Arts Festival. 2 fundraiser performances will take place on the 20th and 21st June at 7pm. Tickets are R70 - R100.