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Spirit Songs – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our materials on the production of Spirit Songs (click here for Part 1). To hear more about the project, we sat down with Yonela Sithela, one of Magnet Theatre's Culture Gangs Facilitators who was...

Spirit Songs – Part 1

This is Part 1 of our materials on the production of Spirit Songs (click here for Part 2). Spirit Songs, the result of a collaboration between Magnet Theatre's Culture Gangs Programme, the International Theatre and Literacy...

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...

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...

A Patchwork for Every Age

Patchwork (Dir. Joanna Evans) is an award-winning Early Years Production, created in 2014 with a seed-funding grant from the European Small Size Network. Centred around a bed, the show sees pillows learning to fly,...

Walking the Line Between Past and Present

Making Mandela and Insta-Grammar were both featured performances during the Cradle of Creativity's Focus Day on Theatre for Social Change, held on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Guga S’thebe Arts and Cultural Centre in Langa Township.  Making Mandela, produced by...

Shaping Stories

Construire des Histoires (trans. Shaping Stories) playwriting laboratory workshop was held at the Cradle of Creativity from 23rd to 27th May 2017 and welcomed Francophone Theatre Practitioners from 9 different African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo,...

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...

Playwriting Slams by Write Local, Play Global

The Write Local, Play Global Network hosted several Playwright Slams during the course of the Cradle of Creativity. Hosted by Jenny Ann Koppera, of Spinning Dot Theatre, and Rives Collins, of Northwestern University, these...
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...