In June 2017, Tegan Arazny and Myrto Papoulia were lucky enough to meet with alumni of Magnet Theatre’s Full-Time Training and Job Creation Programme.
This is a 2-year programme for “youth who for one reason or another struggle to be absorbed into the training at the University”. The programme aims “to bridge the divide between the community and the University. Where this is not possible, it is to provide skills, expertise and a sense of direction to talented marginalised young people so that they might become employable in the creative industries. The broad intention is of transforming the theatre industry from one that is white dominated to one that is more inclusive” (more information on the programme can be found here).
You can find links to all of their interviews, as well as to the interview with Jennie Reznek (Artistic Director and Trustee) below:
The Full-Time Training and Job Creation Programme receives support from TK Foundation, Rand Merchant Bank, Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, Hosken Consolidated Investments Ltd Foundation, Rolf-Stefan Nussbaum Foundation, Ampersand Foundation, Potjie Foundation, Business Arts South Africa, Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports Expanded Public Works Programme, Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust, and Distell.
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