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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)...

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...

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...

Festivals and Diversity

Dr Steve Ball, the Associate Director for The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (UK), facilitated a session on the first day of the Producers' Bazaar at ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity. He asked attendees to consider: How can...

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...

Audience Reactions

FTH:K's What Goes Up…, directed by Jayne Batzofin, is a gentle and playful piece that uses South African Sign Language to explore "the physical and emotional scopes of all things Up and Down". Having been created for...

Theatre for Social Change at iThemba Labantu – A Reflection

The Focus Day on Theatre for Social Change, held at the iThemba Labantu Community Centre in Philippi township near Cape Town, involved a range of different speakers talking about their work across the globe. What interested...

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...
iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub

A Day at the iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub

On Sunday 21st May, I attended the Focus Day on Theatre for Healing at the iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub. The following is a video diary of my reactions to the various seminars and performances I attended,...

‘Animal Farm’ – Audience Reactions

After watching a Performance of Johannesburg, South Africa’s Shakexperience’s adaption of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, directed by Neil Coppen, I asked Schoolchildren and their Teachers for their reactions to the piece. The wealth of...