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Focus Day on Theatre by Children for Children – Part 2

As part of ASSITEJ’s Cradle of Creativity, a Theatre by Children for Children Focus Day was held at the Vrygrond Cultural Hub on Sunday, 21st May, 2017. What follows is Part 2 of quotes...

Capturing The Cloud Catcher

The Cloud Catcher was presented as part of Magnet Theatre's Rocking the Cradle on Friday, 26th May, 2017. The Cloud Catcher explores the life of Buhle, a girl from Langa Township in Cape Town, who constantly...

No Fun Ction All Anguage

Exploring the ways in which we communicate, No Fun Ction All Anguage is a beautifully visual and powerful piece. The inclusive ensemble of differently-abled cast members offered a powerful critique of normative ideas around communication,...
Underground Library

Transformative Theatre

The South African production, The Underground Library (written by Jon Keevy and directed by Koleka Putuma), was a strong and exciting ensemble piece with an action-packed narrative that kept me on the edge of my...

Reflections on Theatre for the Early Years

The following quotes represent just small snippets from the many conversations being had during two events on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 which were held as part of the Cradle of Creativity Focus Day on Theatre for...

Education, Education, Education

The following podcast (8 and a half minutes) explores my reflections on the Arts in Education seminars held at the Cradle of Creativity on Friday, May 19th, 2017. These seminars delved into the many...

A Look into Patrice Balbina’s World

The following podcast (6 minutes) explores the collaboratively devised, multi-lingual piece, Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World, from the varied perspectives of the Director (Fraser Corfield), some of the Cast...

Be Wilder Man

Be Wilder Man is a delightful Immersive Theatre experience for young students. The children are invited to come up with their own questions and answers as they discover a new, imaginary world. “What a privilege. It was absolutely awesome.”...

Us/Them: Audience Reactions

In 2004, Chechen terrorists held 1,200 people captive in a school in North Ossetia, Russia. By the end of the ordeal 385 people, mostly children, were dead. This captivating production of Us/Them was produced by Theatre...

An Illuminating Experience at It’s Dark Outside

It’s Dark Outside (dir. Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs & Tim Watts) is a stunning piece of Theatre in every way, exploring Alzheimer's and dementia in a deep and powerful manner. Having never seen a play about...