Friday, May 10, 2013

Artscape youth programme gets a boost & Arts Update

Riaan Visman - Artscape School Liaison Unit Manager joined us on the line.  We were talking about the Artscape youth programme. Cape Town learners are set to get an enormous boost from this year’s Artscape youth programme, following the return of the Grade 12 isiXhosa set-work play Amaza, an Artscape youth development skills production to be held from the 13th – 24th of May 2013 at 10h30AM at the Artscape Theatre. Amaza is a 17 cast member thriller set in a rural village in the TranskeiThe production will serve as a basis for the upcoming High School Mini Drama Festivals to be held at various schools on 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st May 2013, 01st and 03rd  June 2013. It will give learners an opportunity to create and present an original drama on a professional stage while also learning the discipline to being a performer. This year’s theme is Against all odds/ Teen oorwig van waarskynlikheid/ Noba kumnyama entla! Schools entering the competition are required to prepare a 35 minute original production based on their own interpretation of the theme and 10 minutes of the play should be presented at the mini festival as an abridged version of the original production.  Out of approximately 60 entries, 16 are selected to participate in the main festival at the Artscape Arena from 12th  to 15th  August 2013 followed by the award ceremony which will take place the morning of the 17th of August 2013 in the Artscape Arena. For more information on production and ticket bookings (at R40.00 per person), contact Riaan on (021) 410 9927 or send an email to

Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.

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