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The Inspiring Work of Magnet Theatre

In May and June 2017, members of the Dialogue team were lucky enough to spend time with the wonderful Magnet Theatre in Cape Town. Magnet Theatre is an independent South African physical theatre company that...

A Braai at Magnet Theatre

Magnet Theatre's Full-Time Training and Job Creation Programme 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...

The Faces of Magnet Theatre

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...

Thando Doni Discusses His Career

TD: My name is Thando, surname Doni. I studied the training programme in 2008 and finished 2010. I’m a Theatre maker now. I’m more into directing but I also do a bit of acting as...

Speaking with Mfundo Zono

MF: My name is Mfundo, and my surname is Zono. I’m from Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth. I first studied at Magnet since 2014 and then I finished in 2015. In 2016, I applied for...

Lwanda Sindaphi Reflects

LS: My name is Lwanda Sindaphi. I’m from Delft. I am artistic director of Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement. I graduated in Magnet Theatre in 2013. LS: I’ve been doing a lot of things ...

Luvo Tamba’s Experience at Magnet Theatre

LT: My name is Luvo and my surname is Tamba. I’m also coming from a township, a place called Philippi, Browns Farm I’m one of the first students graduated Magnet Theatre...

Meeting with Yonela Sithela and Maggi Fernando

YS: My name is Yonela, and my surname is Sithela. I am a Magnet Theatre ex-trainee. I did my training in 2012 and graduated in 2013. I’m a performer. I’m an artist. I can sing....

Zimkhita Mzimba, Sivuyile Dunjwa, Natasha Gana and Tina Hashe

NG: My name is Natasha Gana. I was a trainee, 2014-15. TH: Hello, my name is Tina Hashe and I was a Magnet trainee, 2014-15. ZM: Hello, I’m Zimkhita Mzimba I’m a Magnet Theatre graduate,...

Interviewing Nwabisa Plaatjie

Nwabisa Plaatjie was not on the Full-Time Training Programme, but joined Magnet Theatre on their Theatre Making internship programme. Here she shares some of her experiences: NP: My name is Nwabisa Plaatjie. I’m from Ugie, Eastern...