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Stories are an injection of joy – Baeletsi Tsatsi

                We travel to experience another culture, to hear songs in foreign languages, to dance with abandon in foreign soil, and to repeat loudly the names of those we’re meeting on the journey. We also travel to celebrate that people are people, that challenges are similar the world over, […]

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Sour-dough and Minecraft: what I learned about playwriting during lockdown. – Tamara Schulz

The 2019 CASA winner, South African Playwright Tamara Schulz, shares her writing challenges and triumphs in this beautifully written blog. Tamara is currently working on a new play with her Canadian mentor/dramaturge Patti Flather and South African mentor/director, Tshego Khutsoane as she navigates creativity during the pandemic. This quarantine was never going to be about […]

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Lockdown in South Africa: Say what, Kids?

Report by Tsholofelo Shounyane Since March 26, our beloved South Africa has been under much confusion and tension. Just trying to get through the days, moment to moment – and level to level! Have we ever really been in a state of disaster since our democracy began? Have we had to deal with something this […]

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Centre Stage; A Little Scientist

Caregivers and babies enter the theatre space. As nappy bags and strollers are put on the side and shoes are being removed, an atmosphere of questionable anticipation can be felt: What did we buy tickets for? Look at all these babies together, theatre for babies? What will happen? A baby boy, on his mother’s hip, […]

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Njunju Nxumalo – Theatre4Youth Assistant

One of the key experiences recommended during your time as an undergraduate is doing an internship. Gaining work experience is key for boosting your employability. That’s why, during my third year at City Varsity, I thought it was a smart move to start applying for all internships that were in line with my career, rather […]

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Mmapula Raphotle – Kickstarter Assistant

The internship as presented to me first-hand seemed to be an excellent match for my skills and interests, but it turned out there was so much more, newfound knowledge for me as a creative; I improved and acquired new skills and found different ways to apply them both in work and personal development level. Thanks […]

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ASSITEJ SA’s response to COVID-19

After both the WHO’s announcement of COVID 19 as a global pandemic, and the President of the Republic of South Africa’s declaration of a state of disaster on 15th March, ASSITEJ SA will be following all relevant protocols and measures as set out by the relevant health authorities. As a network organisation, our duty is […]

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President of ASSITEJ: Updated World Day Message 2020

The need for Compassion & Empathy Since we launched our World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People campaign, which leads up to the 20th March, with the slogan #Takeachildtothetheatre, much has changed. For many children in many parts of the world it is not practical, possible or advised to take children to the […]

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