Capturing The Cloud Catcher

A Photo Essay Exploring The Cloud Catcher's Journey Across Africa.

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 daydreams.

Directed by Richard Antrobus, a member of ASSITEJ’s Next Generation 2017 cohort, the production features Asiphe Lili in the role of the little girl.

As her country suffers from a drought, she decides she will find a way to end it.

The protagonist invents a machine that will allow her to collect rain clouds.

The plot line follows her travels all over the African continent in search of clouds for her to catch and bring back home.

Through the use of projected images and Physical Theatre, Antrobus’ production draws the audience into the girl’s vivid and bright imagination.

The performance serves as both education and entertainment.

The piece really captures the essence of childhood.

The Cloud Catcher encourages Young Audiences to look beyond the impossible towards a more hopeful, creative and positive future.

This performance was held at Magnet Theatre’s ‘Rocking the Cradle’ Fringe Festival, as part of the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity 2017. You can find more information and links to further resources about Rocking the Cradle here.

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.