What is Plug In Theatre?
Plug In Theatre is an interactive platform for South African theatre which includes news, reviews, exclusive behind the curtain views and ticket deals.
It began with two young performers who felt the need and want to make a difference in the theatre industry. We aim to include all theatre content on our platform to increase audience knowledge and interest in the wonderful, colourful and talented theatre industry we have in South Africa. We currently cover Johannesburg and hope to grow to include Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and Durban on our platform.
Who is behind Plug In Theatre?
Owner and Co-founder
Alyssa began her training at Stageworx Performing Arts School, where she attained her Trinity Guildhall Associate Diploma in Performing Arts in 2012. She continued her studies at Oakfields College achieving her Diploma in Musical Theatre and Top Musical Theatre Student in 2016, where she performed in many student productions. Alyssa played the Shop Girl Lowri, in the Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera’s production of Tiger Bay-The Musical (Artscape Theatre, 2017), toured Asia and South Africa with the Pieter Torien, David Ian and the Really Useful Group’s The Sound of Music (International Tour, 2017-2018), played Dorothy Hammerstein in Brett De Groot’s My Favourite Things (Joburg Fringe Theatre, 2018), performed in Goggas (National Children’s Theatre, 2018), as well as co-wrote and starred in an original musical theatre revue called Beginners Call.
Alyssa has also found a passion and love for Stage Management. She started as an assistant stage manager for Jonathan Roxmouth’s Great Balls of Fire (Pieter Toerien theatre, 2018), and went on to stage manage Jonathan Roxmouth – The Musicals in Concert (Montecasino Teatro, 2018), & Co’s Polkadot’s – The Cool Kid Musical (RedFest, 2018), and Pieter Toerien and Kickstart’s Into The Woods – where she also played Snow White (Theatre on the Bay and Pieter Toerien Theatre, 2019).
Owner and Co-founder
Megan obtained her Trinity Guildhall Associate Diploma in Musical Theatre at Stageworx Performing Arts School. She then completed an intensive musical theatre summer course at CAP21 in New York.
Her first professional production was as the title character in Heidi (National Children's Theatre). She appeared in the ensemble of Pieter Toerien’s and Kickstart’s production of Sweeney Todd (Theatre on the Bay and Pieter Toerien Theatre). She then appeared in Freckleface Strawberry as the female swing and alternate title character (National Childrens Theatre). Last year she completed an Asian/South African tour of Pieter Toerien and David Iain’s The Sound of Music (Swing, Cover Liesl and Cover Sister Margaretta). She then played Isabel in the national school tour of Athol Fugards, My Children! My Africa! (National Children's Theatre). Earlier this year she played the role of Little Red Riding Hood in Pieter Toerien and Kickstarts production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods (Theatre on the Bay and Pieter Toerien Theatre).