Inspiring a Generation is an ASSITEJ SA and Theatre Arts Admin Collective initiative that aims to inspire theatre practitioners to make innovative, cutting edge theatre for children in South Africa.
Cape Town audiences are in for a treat this festive season when two of South Africa’s sexiest and most popular actors, Maurice Paige and Theodore Jantjies, take to the stage to entertain audiences in Platform 9, from 2 December 2013 to 25 January 2014 in the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio.
This festive season Marc Lottering will play the much-anticipated title role of Scrooge in Lara Foot’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol, at the Baxter Theatre, from 4 December 2013 to 25 January 2014, at 7.30pm nightly with matinees at 3pm.
Magnet Theatre has been committed to transformation in the theatre industry in South Africa for the past 25 years. They are an award winning physical theatre company based in Cape Town in South Africa. Magnet Theatre believes that we all have a responsibility to develop a more just, free and peaceful South African society. Transformation can never be only about developing skill. Fundamentally it involves developing creativity, the ability to imagine alternative realities and dream different futures.
The National Arts Festival named an unprecedented eight young South Africans winners of the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award, bringing to 125 the total number who have been honoured since Standard Bank began sponsoring the Awards three decades ago.
Theatre at its most powerful when Thembi Mtshali-Jones takes to the Baxter stage in A Woman in Waiting, created and directed by Yael Farber. Distinguished stage, television and film actress Thembi Mtshali-Jones returns to the Baxter stage in her solo tour-de-force A Woman in Waiting, directed by Yael Farber. Performances are in the Golden Arrow Studio from 25 September to 12 October, at 8.15pm nightly and the matinee is at 2pm on 28 September.
For the second consecutive year, audiences at the National Arts Festival dipped their hands in their wallets to show appreciation to South African artists who can no longer perform due to illness or infirmity.
From the 7th to 17th August 2013, the annual Montagu Music, Art, Dance and Drama Festival (M.M.A.D.D) takes place in the picturesque town of Montagu in the Klein Karoo, on Route 62. M.M.A.D.D draws talent mainly from Primary, High School and Tertiary education institutions in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, including Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Worcester and George.
The Last Show premiered at Johannesburg's POPArt in September 2012, and due to the demand by the public it will return for a limited run on Thursday 20 June before the cast head off to the National Arts Festival, where they will be performing daily at 2:00pm at The Drill Hall in Hill Street.
In a place not so far away in a world, not all together different from our own, live two men Larry and Lester. Separated only by a lake, the two are completely unaware of the others existence. Till one day, the water disappears and the two are forced to work together to find a way to save the lake and themselves.
Hearts and Eyes Theatre Collective has forged its reputation with the brave staging of human stories: the real and the personal in pursuit of truth and understanding. My Name is Rachel Corrie is such a work, and will continue to build the company’s reputation for the award-winning staging of true stories.
The powerful and shocking story of Skierlik, based on the murders which made news headlines in South Africa in 2008, comes under the spotlight at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for two weeks only, from 4 to 15 June at 7pm nightly, as the winner of the Best of the 2013 Zabalaza Theatre Festival.
The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) invites proposals for the 2013 Live Art Festival, the only festival on the continent dedicated to Live Art. This sprawling series of events and research colloquium will take place from 18 – 27 November 2013 in various venues across Cape Town.
Johannesburg-based theatre company The Framework returns to the Drill Hall on Hill Street in 2013 with a line-up of winners.
Budding performing artists are reminded that the deadline for the ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships for 2013 is fast approaching.