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The Theatre Arts Admin Collective is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary. Both bursary productions will take place in July and August. Much love and thanks to Distell for making this possible.
Nwabisa Plaatjie is an independent artist with a BA (HONs) in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town who has also been mentored by Magnet Theatre through their year-long Theatre- Making Internship Programme. She comes from Ugie, Eastern Cape. NgumaNtsundu, uMngxongo, uSophitsho, Yem-yem, Ngqolomsila, uMadiba owadiba’iindoga, uHala. She has worked as a theatre-maker, director and actor. Her archive of work includes 3 original plays, Identirrhaging (2015) and Aha! (2016) and 23 Years, a month and 7 days (2016) both created under Magnet Theatre. Her most recent works, Aha! For 2-7year olds
just got back from Hellwack Theater festival for the Early years in Hamm, Germany and her other play 23 Years, a Month and 7 Days will open the Arena...of The Young Arts Festival in Erlangen Germany running from the 21st- 25th of June 2017. Nwabisa is currently the Assistant Director for the grade 12 set work Buzani kubawo by W. K. Tamsanqa which will be performed at Artscape in May.
Thando Mangcu studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In her final university year she created Luderitz and The Credit Gone Away Affair (an adaptation of Alain Mabanckou's Broken Glass ). She co-wrote Don't Shoot The Harbinger, which won the 'Most Promising Writers' award at the 2015 National Grahamstown Arts Festival. She has pursued her current interest in site-specific and avant-garde performance by performing at the ICA Live Art Festival (2014) and shadowing Sello Pesa of Ntsoana Contemporary Theatre. In 2016 she co-wrote and co-curated The Fall , a play about the 2015 #RhodesMustFall student movements at UCT (winner: 'Encore' award, Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards). Her most recent work is, Delayed Replays , a collaborative choreography with Sizwesandile Mnisi and Sihle Mnqwazana. The Fall is set to return to the Baxter in June 2017.
ON IN MAY
Devised and Performed by Mpapa Simo Majola
Written by Sanelisiwe Yekani, Mpolokeng Chabane, Isah Ngalo and Simo Majola
26th - 28th May @ 7pm
Blare is a one handed dancing poem to mother God (Shesus). It follows the narrative of a man who carries the stories and songs of a woman who died trying to find a prayer to a She God. These women now live and speak through Blare as they continue their search.
Simo was least seen at The Alexander Bar with his highly successful The Funeral.
Simo a member of PLAYRIOT, a group of 11 writers who were selected nationally to be part of a writing residency at the Royal Court Theatre in 2013. Productions that have emerged from this group of writers are I See You, the award winning play by Mongiwekhaya and NewFoundland by Neil Coppen. Simo's work The Last MK Fighter, written under the residency will be moving into production shortly.
For further reads on Simo and his previous work
Artthrob – November 2014
PLAYSHOP in partnership with Theatre Arts Admin Collective
Tuesday 30th May
EX MATERIA is a 2 day-playshop experience 929th and 30th May) based on objects, curiosity and experimentation by 12 artists under the leadership of Jason Potgieter. Their explorations and discoveries will be presented in a 60 minute performed exhibit on Tuesday 30th May at 7pm.
For more information on PlayShop visit jasonpotgieter.com
PlayShop is in the process of developing a Wandering Laboratory that will consists of performance-based courses resulting in laboratory-style productions.
To be part of PlayShop's Ex Materia, contact Jason on email@example.com or click here for a PlayShop FAQ
To book for the performance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
COMING SOON ......
Naked Word Festival 2017
Presented by Lingua Franca
"I Speak of My Inherit-Age"
Naked Word Festival 2017
"I Speak of My Inherit-Age"
Naked Word Festival is an affirmation, declaration, and exploration of the future of a distinctly South African poetry. The festival marked a new century of spoken word poets actively redefining South African literature, in both its oral and written forms, by highlighting young poets from different cities, backgrounds and cultures.
In its 2nd Annual manifestation, the 2017 Naked Word expands its breadth and deepens the conversation through this year’s theme: “I Speak of My Inherit-Age”.
Festival attendees will witness performances by a range of renowned national artists: Ashley Makue (CPT); Katleho Shoro (JHB); Toni Stuart (CPT); Thuthukani Ndlovu (Free State); Jason Jacobs (CPT); Page Ngwenya (DBN); Malika Ndlovu (CPT); Pakama Mlokoti (PE); Anele Rusi (CPT); Siphokazi Jonas (CPT); Khadija Heeger (CPT); the C.Y.P.H.E.R Programme (CPT); and many more.
Tickets available on webtickets.co.za
Presented by Underground Dance Theatre
A song cycle by Adrian More /
A dance cycle by Underground Dance Theatre
7th & 8th July @ 8pm
R - TBC
In Opstanding draws iconic Afrikaans poetry into a song cycle for piano, voice and dance.
This interdisciplinary performance draws together the creative talents of distinguished composer Adrian Kevin More (Royal College of Music, Cape Town Opera), celebrated soprano Robin Botha (Fleur de Cap for Christine in The Phantom of the Opera), and acclaimed dance company Underground Dance Theatre (Kyknet Fiesta Award 2013, 2014, Standard Bank Ovation Award 2012, 2013, Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award 2013).
Performed by Robin Both (Soprano), Coila Enderstein (Piano) and dancers Thalia Laric and Cilna Katzke.
Photos by Sanmarie Marais.