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...

The Willow Pattern Tale

This Production of The Willow Pattern Tale was created by Jill Joubert, Founding Member of the Handspring Puppet Company. In the Performance, Jill uses beautiful wooden puppets to unravel the myth of the Earth's...

Rite of Spring – A Personal Reflection

Theatre offers us, I believe, a space to express what cannot be said through words alone. Perhaps that is why I now find words to be insufficient in order to capture my experience of...

Karoo Moose: An Audience Reaction

Karoo Moose is a production by Baxter Theatre Centre, of South Africa. It was directed by Lara Foot. Karoo Moose is a powerful production that really left its mark on me. In the following audio...
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...
Scene from Maimane!, performed by the Ensemble of Drama For Life Theatre Company and directed by Warren Nebe

The Director’s Inspiration: An Interview

Maimane!, performed by the Drama For Life Theatre Company (dir. Warren Nebe), is an insightful play about the goings-on in a township called Mkhukhuville. Through the cast's multi-roling, the play alternates between stories of Children...

A Pair of Shoes and a Whirlwind of Fun

Paired is a charming, inventive and playful performance for two to seven-year-olds, produced by Cape Town's acclaimed Magnet Theatre (with the support of the Goethe-Institut and Helios Theater). Directed by Lwanda Sindaphi, the piece was devised with the...

No Fun Ction All Anguage

Exploring the ways in which we communicate, No Fun Ction All Anguage is a beautifully visual and powerful piece. The inclusive ensemble of differently-abled cast members offered a powerful critique of normative ideas around communication,...
Cradle of Creativity Focus Day, held in the township of Vrygrond, was on the theme of Theatre for Social Change

Perceptions of Home in Vrygrond

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear”...

The Closing Ceremony at the Cradle of Creativity

A Closing Ceremony was held on Saturday, 27th May, 2017 to mark the end of the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People. Performances by a local Youth Orchestra and Dance...