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ASSITEJ moves to the Windybrow Arts Centre

ASSITEJ has officially moved to the Market Theatre’s Windybrow Arts Centre in Johannesburg. This comes after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which outlines the rental terms and partnership exchange between ASSITEJ and the Market Theatre. The first activity to kickstart this partnership between ASSITEJ and the Windybrow Arts Centre was the hosting of the ASSITEJ SA Annual General Meeting on 5 February 2022.

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THEATRE4YOUTH PROJECT COORDINATORS: Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West & Free State.

Contact: Ryan on theatre4youth@assitej.org.za Provide bio/CV, 2 references and a letter of interest. Theatre4Youth Coordinators Period: 9 month contract (renewable, funding permitting) Full time: blend of virtual and in-person work Remuneration: R12 000 monthly (or portion thereof if part-time) Date of job commencement: May/June 2022 (funding-dependent) ASSITEJ SA is looking for provincial Theatre4Youth Coordinators, with […]

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Kickstarter kickstarts arts education in 2022

What a ride! We launched into this new year’s programme by completing 9 full days of residential training with 48 Artist-facilitators from four provinces (Gauteng, Northern Cape, KZN and Free State) in Johannesburg from Monday 10 to 18 January. The training comprised a range of skills including facilitating all four Creative Arts forms (dance, music, […]

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Matlo diotlwana: signs of sorrow or resurgence?

Lalu Mokuku “Matlo a matle diotlwana ka ntle” is a Sesotho expression that can loosely be translated to mean households are beautiful from the outside. This expression can figuratively refer to the convolution and smugness around ‘secrets’ and ‘sacred’ occurrences that shroud households. At the same time, it may reflect the protective strategies that some […]

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OPEN CALL: Cradle ReWired: Creative Collab

Letsema! / Collaborate! – an intercultural exploration of ‘theatricality’ for young audiences. Cradle ReWired: Creative Collab Letsema! / Collaborate! – an intercultural exploration of ‘theatricality’ for young audiences ASSITEJ South Africa and ASSITEJ Belgium join forces to facilitate research opportunities and international collaboration in theatre for young audiences for artists interested in cross-cultural exchange. The […]

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Humanising the Zoom Room

By Miriam Mayet. The sessions with “Humanising the Zoom Room” have been an inspiring and enrichingexperience. I have been privileged to hear the journeys of artists/creatives from South Africaand Wales. The willingness to be open and share from the heart has truly been refreshingand heart-warming. I have a better understanding of the different communities anddifferent […]

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ON MESSED MAKE UPS AND WAKE UP CALLS

by Lalu Mokuku. On 15 July 2021, I went to listen to an audio reading of Dipalo at the vNAF 2021.  See https://nationalartsfestival.co.za/show/dipalo/ For certain occasions, like “going” to the theatre, I like putting on makeup. Perhaps it softens my being, and reminds me of the many selves I am capable of becoming. Sometimes my makeup […]

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