The Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winners for 2020 are; Blessing Ngobeni (Visual Art), Nthato Mokgata (also known as Spoek Mathambo) (Music), Lulu Mlangeni (Dance), Jefferson Tshabalala (Theatre), and Sisonke Xonti (Jazz).
This year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre is Amy Jephta, who will be premiering her work ALL WHO PASS at the 2019 National Arts Festival. The play alternates between a family’s eviction in 1974 to the restitution in 2019, when a daughter returns to claim her inheritance.
The main programme for the National Arts Festival: Responding to the tangled times we live in, held in Makhanda, has been released. Bookings open on 7 May 2019
Wits graduate and co-founder of theatre company The Wombman Movement, Nandi Nhlapho, is a rising star of the stage.
‘Cape Town is not yet ready to endorse the idea of having a theatre in Khayelitsha.’ Theatre director Mandisi Sindo talks to us about the importance of Makukhanye Art Room.
‘This is the story of our people.’ Hollywood actor Nondumiso Tembe, talks to us about being back in her home country to star in legendary jazz opera ‘King Kong’.
Theatre’s leading women Ameera Conrad and Amy Jephta meet on stage at their old varsity to reminiscence about drama school, talk on writing powerful work and their futures.
Local actress Phumzile Sitole talks to us about struggles, auditions, mentors met in coffee shops, and her flourishing career in New York.
Lara Adine Lipschit’s gives us the scoop on season two of ‘Chin Up!’, a web series about the life of a struggling actress, trying to make it work.
On identity, true liberation and why she’d love the EFF to watch her work.
The artist opens up about her choreopoem ‘Songs for Khwezi’ after performing it for the first time on home soil.
We had a quick WhatApp convo with four distinct, talented and fearless artists, who are presenting work at this year’s Cape Town Fringe Festival.
The delightfully absurd play pokes fun at the patriarchy and religious dogma.
“The heteros need all the help they can get.” Tell Me About It’s Rachael Neary gets a makeover from electro rap outfit Stash Crew.
Didn’t make it to this year’s National Arts Festival? Catch a few of the productions at the 969 Festival in Johannesburg.