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What's Showing?

 

"Speaking From Experience": Growth

Torsten Tebogo Rybka, known on stage as Clear aka Clear as Fire brings a poetry production; Speaking from Experience (Growth).

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

16 June - 5 July

#Theatrewillriseagain Monologue Challenge

A social media campaign for South African artists to share pieces of dramatic monologues of some of the contemporary works that the Market Theatre has staged over the years.

WHERE?

#Theatrewillriseagainchallenge

WHEN?

Anytime

'Master Harold...And The Boys'

Starring Desmond Dube, Kai Luke Brummer and Siya Mayola. Captured live on The Fugard Stage in 2020. The Fugard Theatre chose this particular work of Athol Fugard’s to mark thier 10th anniversary because it holds a mirror up to us as people, and forces us to question the humanity behind our thoughts and our actions. There is no better time to be reminded of that than now.

WHERE?

Fugard At Home

WHEN?

Until the 20th of June

Amanda

Amanda Nxumalo is in Grade 11. She is 16-years-old and has a major crush on Katy, a white Afrikaans girl. In this sensitive and amusing one-woman play, Amanda shares a day in her school-girl life - a day filled with innocence and anticipation.

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

24th - 28th June

AndScene

&Scene An Online Streaming Network for Entertainment in South Africa.

WHERE?

Facebook and YouTube

WHEN?

Daily Schedule

Bantu - Joburg Theatre

A filmed version of the stage show Bantu - an artistic reflection on Steve Biko's writings, his untimely death, and his life's legacy. Bantu was staged at the Joburg Theatre and directed by Makhaola Ndebele.

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

Anytime

DisKonneKt

Ma: Delve into a cyber-crime series, set in the lockdown period... David and Jessica ‘match’ on an online dating site. As their relationship develops a 'dark web' cyber manipulation ensues, leading to an unforeseen murder.

WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Freedom - The Musical

The Doors of Learning & Culture Shall be Opened"-Freedom Charter  #SASTOnlineTheatre brings a ground breaking Musical by the multi-award winning playwright Aubrey Sekhabi, #Freedom for YouthMonthCelebration.  Freedom is a musical that tells the story of a student and leader of #FeesMustFall movement, Phindile whose life takes a turn after the students protest to the union buildings.

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

16th June - 5 July

From Koe'siestes To Kneidlach

"From Koe'siestes To Kneidlach" is on Quicket! Tickets are available to purchase now at R60. The show will run from this Friday 26th June until 10 July. It was recorded in 2018 so very much CoVid-compliant! 😁 Please stay safe and continue to support South African theatre!

WHERE?

Quicket

WHEN?

26th June - 10th July

Hamlet

Abrahamse & Meyer Production in association with Artscape present The Tragedy of HAMLET

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

Anytime

KZN Heritage Ensemble - Joburg Theatre

A filmed version of the KZN Heritage Ensemble perfomance. Watch this 16-voice strong acapella group dazzle audiences with thier IJADU le Africa performances.

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

Anytime

Lockdown Shakespeare

Actors are invited you to record themselves performing a monologue from a Shakespeare play of their choice. 

WHERE?

#lockdownshakespeare

WHEN?

Anytime

Plug In Theatre Festival

An online festival that was created for performers to gain online and social media exposure, a reason to create, and an opportunity to earn. The festival ran for the month of April, and over R25 000.00 was raised.

WHERE?

Website

WHEN?

Anytime

PlugInLIVE Episode 2

Episode 2 is a FREE virtual talk show and concert with some of South Africa’s musical theatre mom’s.

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

Anytime

Snow White Panto - Joburg Theatre

Watch Janice Honeyman's 2018 pantomime right in the comfort of your own home. Snow White is a delight!

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

Anytime

South African Theatre On Demand

SATOD is an internet-based, pay-per-view video-on-demand service, supplying a unique catalogue of filmed theatrical experiences. To the individual with a passion for theatre: SATOD is the platform for you.

WHERE?

SATOD Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Supreme Divas - Joburg Theatre

A filmed version of the staged show Supreme Diva'a that showed at the Joburg City Theatre's and delighted audiences in Johannesburg. 

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

Anytime

The Fall

The Fall is a vital new production devised by seven University of Cape Town Drama graduates who share their experiences during the #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMustFall and subsequent student movements that swept South Africa during 2015 and 2016.

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

16 June - 5 July

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Starring Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Tshamano Sebe and Sne Dladla. Captured live on The Fugard Stage in 2016. Written and directed by Athol Fugard and co-directed by Paula Fourie, the play is inspired by the life of farmworker Nukain Mabuza, a self-taught artist living in segregated, pre-liberation South Africa. The Stone Garden of Nukain Mabuza is considered by experts in outsider art circles as one of only 44 global examples of environmentally based outsider art.

WHERE?

Fugard At Home

WHEN?

Anytime

The Road To Mecca

Starring Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers, and Emily Child. Captured live on The Fugard Stage in 2018. Inspired by Helen Martins, who lived in Nieu-Bethesda and created the now famous Owl House – which is designated a provincial heritage site – The Road to Mecca is the story of a woman’s desire for personal and artistic freedom within the narrow confines of a conservative and highly religious community in the Karoo in early seventies apartheid South Africa.

WHERE?

The Fugard At Home

WHEN?

Anytime

Virtual National Arts Festival

For the first time in its 46-year history, the National Arts Festival will be held entirely online for the full 11 Days of Amazing. Join us from 25 June to 5 July 2020 for the ultimate virtual celebration of South African arts.

WHERE?

NAF Website

WHEN?

25th June - 5th July

Zoom-Prov: Live Improv in a time of Covid

Is it possible to do improv in the time of Lockdown you say? Well... when the answer is always to SAY YES, we had to find a way to play. It's adapted games and the same old players and it's a great laugh. 

WHERE?

POPArt Facebook Event

WHEN?

Weekly

Where to Upskill?

 

JATA

The Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts offers quality tuition for children, teens and young people in all aspects of the performing arts.

Setwork Series - Q&A - Hamlet

An online Q&A series exploring the themes of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, presented by Abrahamse & Meyer Productions made possible by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC). A recorded version of the production is available for viewing below.

The Actors App

Founded and developed in 2018 the Actors App was inspired and designed by actors for actors.

The Suitcase Club

Online training platform dedicated to the performing arts industry.

Where Can YOU Help?

The Hope Project SA

The Hope Project SA sets out as a Non-Profit organisation to keep us sharing, in community, with a healthy difference. Safely creating job opportunities for those who find themselves stranded, ‘cancelled’, ’postponed’ or without any source of income and way to live.

Joburg City Theatre Vouchers

Joburg City Theatres has always counted on the loyalty and generosity of its patrons. Please support our theatres by purchasing a dedicated Joburg City Theatres voucher from Webtickets. All support will have an impact on our future work.

- Vouchers can be used for a future purchase of tickets for a production sold through Webtickets at any of our 3 theatres– Joburg, Soweto or Roodepoort Theatre.

#WaitingInTheWingsSA

The fund was established to raise funds to buy grocery vouchers for freelance performers but has now been extended to include backstage and stage management staff. Anyone who is a freelancer from the events industry is allowed to apply.

#BaxterCoffeeAngels

Contributing R30 a month to the Baxter Theatre, or R360 per year to help keep the theatre open.

Theatre Benevolent Fund

"The Theatre Benevolent Fund
exists for everyone who has
worked professionally in
the entertainment industry"

 

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