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SAY WHAT YOU READ BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

The story of Naughty, Knotty and Naught tells of three rats known by everyone, even though no one knew where they lived. Their black shiny droppings always gave a sign that they had somehow been around. Although mostly unwelcome, when the rats visited families, they would get an extraordinary opportunity to hear people’s hopes, fears […]

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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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Young performers develop new work exploring language and identity in schools

by Faye Kabali-Kagwa Thetha/ Talk/ Praat is a movement piece that explores the difficulties of expressing identity in formal education when children are not taught in their home language. The piece focuses particularly on the impact this has on their sense of belonging. The concept for Thetha/ Talk/ Praat was initially pitched by Nasfa Ncanywa […]

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Artists in School programme – Working with artists to improve music and dance education in Western Cape Schools

Artists in School programme – Working with artists to improve music and dance education inWestern Cape Schools “This program isn’t just for today or tomorrow but it’s a long journey where you can live your dreams in music.” – Nathan Marang, Music Artist-facilitator (Phakama Arts Foundation, West Coast)“What I’m looking forward to is to do […]

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iStimela Sendaba: The storytelling train is still moving on

So many things have happened in this first half of 2021 and we at ASSITEJ SA and Play Africa have managed to broaden our network, bringing more storytelling coach-conductors on board the story train, iStimela Sendaba. After five weeks of storytelling mentorship between 5 mentors and 20 storytellers, we travelled to all nine provinces with […]

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Lits’omong Winter Showcase – Our Journey

It’s been a few months since the start of the Lits’omong Drama Development Programme 2020/2021. Soweto Theatre and ASSITEJ SA have come together to deliver a training and drama development programme to both facilitators and learners and it has proven to be a wonderful journey indeed. We are still going. Since the learners joined us […]

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iStimela Sendaba: The storytelling train is still moving on

So many things have happened in this first half of 2021 and we at ASSITEJ SA and Play Africa have managed to broaden our network, bringing more storytelling coach-conductors on board the story train, iStimela Sendaba. After five weeks of storytelling mentorship between 5 mentors and 20 storytellers, we traveled to all nine provinces with […]

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