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ASSITEJ South Africa exists to develop a sustainable performing arts industry to encourage the creation of new work for the benefit of young audiences. With the support of the National Arts Council, ASSITEJ SA will be on the road this January, meeting with theatre-makers, performers, schools, teachers and principals, in open forum discussions to be held in Durban and Bloemfontein on 20 and 22 January, respectively.

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Megan's Head

A place where Megan gets off her head.
  • Mumbai
    A series of memories from my time in Mumbai in the late 1990s. Midnight. Our SAA flight is flying over India. We notice the lights, tiny pin pricks flickering and golden in the blackness. There are millions of them, like stars upside down. This city, lit underneath us, goes on for hours. Someone in front […]
  • Bicycle Scene
    Someone I follow on Twitter (@lkmnthali) is talking about the white cycling mafia in Cape Town and I had thoughts about this when I was writing my play Clouds Like Waves. This is the scene. a scene – Transport A I’ve come to buy a bicycle. B Great, great, what are you going to be […]
  • Tonight You’re Mine Completely
    Big Friendly (my husband, for those of you who have come to meganshead only recently)  and I started the slide down the slippery slope almost three years ago when we got our pups Frieda and Linus. Up until then I had been successful in keeping our past animals off most of the furniture and all […]
  • Illness and Inspiration
    I have been waiting for the flu to pass. I have that seasonal flu that keeps kind of threatening to get better and then gets kind of worse again. I don’t like being sick, and I think that my immune system is a bit weak from the stinking tick bite fever I had, but more […]
  • Ninety Nine
    When I saw the letters printed out on the front wall instead of just the usual numerals I had a little internal shiver of disapproval. How pretentious. I mean, what’s wrong with the normal 99 Bay Drive? Why ‘ninety nine bay drive’, without the grammatically correct capitals? I was outside this stone and concrete triple […]

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