The Sights & Sounds of Sandscape

The cast of Sandscape delight audiences of all ages with curiosity, play and sand.

The beautifully playful production, Sandscape, was incubated within the training programmes of Magnet Theatre (South Africa). The production was a truly international initiative, having been supported by the Goethe-Institut and Helios Theater (Germany), and with trainee participants joining the production from Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

 

The cast of four Actors (Joy Princess Akrah, Joshua Ademola Alabi, Lloyd Nyikadzino and Chipo Precious Basapo) took the time to speak with me about the joyfulness that Theatre can offer. You can listen to our conversation, interspersed with reactions from the audience, in the audio podcast (9 minutes) below:

 

Tegan Arazny (Facilitator & Documenter)
Tegan is a strong advocate for the development of Theatre and the Arts in community settings and has been involved with numerous Applied Theatre programmes throughout her professional training and experience. Tegan graduated with a Master of Arts with Distinction in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She has professional experience in Community Performance that promotes Young People’s expression and engagement through Puppetry and Theatre practices. As well as collaborating and performing with ERTH Visual & Physical Inc and Welsh theatre company PuppetSoup, she has co-directed and worked alongside Shop Front Arts Co-Op Junior Ensemble of 8-14-year old’s to create the original devised production, The Unknown. Tegan is currently working as Teaching Artist for Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘School Drama’. This is a Teachers Professional Development Program designed to improve teaching and learning by modelling the use of drama-based strategies with quality children's literature.