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Clowning Around with Dr Jamie McLaren Lachman

Myrto Papoulia and Tegan Arazny sat down with Dr Jamie McLaren Lachman, Founder & Executive Director of Clowns Without Borders South Africa, on Wednesday, 21st June 2017. You can watch the full video (52 minutes)...

Set Design Is Not Child’s Play

What has been incredible at the Cradle of Creativity Festival is the complexity of set designs and props on display, especially considering some Productions have travelled many thousands of miles to perform in Cape...

Is it just about Disability?

The Arts are not always as diverse, inclusive or accessible as we would like to think they may be. Having a disability, for instance, can be one of the hardest challenges for Young People...
young@home by Hillbrow Theatre

Speaking in a Language that Transcends Borders

OBISIKE: It Takes A Lion’s Heart This performance, the result of an international collaboration between Germany and Nigeria, highlighted the similarities between cultures on the theme of women’s rights and questions of self-determination. Strips of paper...

Performing Culture

As part of ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity, I was lucky enough to see performances Khokho's Treasure and Dear Mr Government, Please May I Have A Meeting With You Even Though I’m Six Years Old? These two very different productions...

A Conversation with Pim & Theo

Pim & Theo, a production by New International Encounter & Odsherred Teater, was an experience I will never forget. The immersive complexity of the show was on display throughout - from the scenography, script,...

Whiteout: Audience Responses

Described as a piece which "gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships", Barrowland Ballet's production of Whiteout (choreographed by Natasha Gilmore), exploded onto the stage with distorted music and movement. The Dancers began the performance clouded in...

Opening Up to Honest and Candid Art

The three seminars which I attended at the Conference of the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN), unpacked interesting research on themes such as diversity, inclusion, intercultural exchange and gender. Not only...

Rite of Spring – A Personal Reflection

Theatre offers us, I believe, a space to express what cannot be said through words alone. Perhaps that is why I now find words to be insufficient in order to capture my experience of...

Jump First, Ask Later – A Reflection

Innovative. Inspiring. Groundbreaking. While watching a screening of Jump First, Ask Later on Wednesday night, I was captured by the creative use of real-life stories from Young Immigrants in Fairfield, Australia. Devised by Powerhouse Youth Theatre,...