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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
August - December
11 Curators | 11 perspectives
Presented by the Theatre Arts Admin Collective
18th - 25th August - Through the Looking Glass: reflections on the mad middle class - curated by Wynne Bredenkamp
3rd - 8th September - curated by Thalia Laric
24th - 29th September - I call you dance - curated by Julia de Rosenwerth
1st - 6th October - AfroFuturism - curated by Puleng Stewart
15th - 20th October - The Brutal Teenage Years: what are the limits when making work for teenagers - curated by ASSITEJ
22nd - 27th October - curated by Qondiswa James
5th - 10th November - curated by Owen Manamela-Mogane
19th - 24th November - curated by Chuma Sopotela
Weeks Curated by Warona Seane, Jefferson Tshabalala and Mandla Mbothwe to be announced.
21st - 28th August
Written and Directed by Juliet Jenkin
R70 | R50 students
Award-winning playwright, Juliet Jenkin (The Boy Who Fell from the Roof) presents Woolworths, a dark, mesmerising and hilarious satire on middle-class South Africa. Charging through trellidors, security estates, rhino charities, gold mines, shopping malls, rugby stadiums, game farms and bank queues, this epic choral work is a force of culture.
Performed by Alice de Beer, Wynand Ferreira, Alicia McCormick, Kaylee McIlroy, Francesco Nassimbeni, Tazmé Pillay and Johann Vermaak.
21st | 23rd - 24th | 26th - 28th August @ 9.15pm
1st September @ 2pm and 5pm
2nd September @ 7pm
Mish Mash Productions presents
5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE
Written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood
Directed by Robert Shenton
[60 mins duration]
R130 at door | R110 online | R100 for block booking of 10 or more
The setting is America, 1956 and the annual quiche breakfast for the ladies of the Susan B Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is being held, when all hell breaks loose. Now it's every woman for herself. It's Lord of the Flies meets Stepford Wives - with Lesbians, Quiche and Improvised comedy. What more could you want? This naughty, witty, high stakes comedy romp is sure to warm your heart and make you burst out laughing. Performed by Candice Burgess, Imke Du Toit, Regina R. Malan, Lee van der Merwe and Jessica-Leigh Stanley
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
30th August - 1st September
Choreographed by Sasha Fourie Myburgh and Natasha Rhoda
Presented by Day Apart Dance Collaborative
online bookings at www.quicket.com
A Contemporary dance, theatre production choreographed by co-founders of Day Apart Dance Collaborative, Sasha Fourie Myburgh and Natasha Rhoda.
'In Concert' meaning together, is performed by an all-female cast. This work shows different female bodies, moving jointly, in a connected manner, showing unison and support. A visual display of femininity from different perspectives.
20th - 23rd September @ 7pm
Written and Directed by Kanya Viljoen
Presented by ACT Cape Town - Film Acting Academy
R70 | R50 students
Caving In, written and directed by Kanya Viljoen explores the narrative of four, young, UCT students who travel to the Karoo to research the myth of the Karoo mermaid. However, during the fieldwork a student goes missing. Some believe she was murdered, others suspect suicide and those closest to her are convinced that the myth could have become reality and that her search for the mermaid, eventually, leads her to her death. The play explores themes of myths, the act of archiving, memory and how one recalls not only intimacy and desire, but anger and loss.
Starring Melanie Tafila, Amber Hossack, Emily Jansen van Rensburg, Ilse van Niekerk and Sage van Niekerk
Bookings online or reserve tickets on email@example.com
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 directed A Faint Patch of Light, an interpretation of Fugard's Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act which performed in May 2017.
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 and spent the second quarter of the year learning improvisation skills with Megan Furniss. This culminatied in 2 TheatreSports style performances in June.
OY!Theatre is currently working with award winning director Thando Doni on creating an original work that speaks to their experiences. The performance will take place from the 18th - 20th October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org