Fresh Theatre Centre in the Heart of Khayelitsha - “Isandla Sihlamba Esinye / Hand Washes The Other”
Updated: Mar 10
Khayelitsha Art School & Rehabilitation Centre – KASI RC is a Shack Art School & Theatre situated in the heart of Khayelitsha, the second biggest township in South Africa. KASI RC is the second "shack theatre‟ innovated by the award winning actor, director, innovator and theatre artivist also based in Khayelitsha – Mandisi Sindo.
The famous Shack Theatre is where visitors and locals can enjoy the performing arts and take part in educational workshops. It was started in 2017 as a response to the scarcity of creative art spaces in the marginalized communities. In Khayelitsha, musicians, poets, dancers, visual artists and theatre practitioners have a second home in Kasi-RC where the local community and visitors can be enriched, healed, and uplifted by heartfelt performances. Sindo has been successfully running the award winning Shack Theatre – Makukhanye Art Room and now has implemented a Shack Art School that promises to give authentic and natural learning to the communes.
KASI RC provides a performance platform and a space to 1000‟s of artists to gather, practice their art and heal the community through performances that speaks to the needs and issues of the communes. The art school was created to provide skills, opportunities and training sessions for young people whose interest is in the arts and education. KASI RC is an independent, multifaceted, high-quality performance & rehearsal space for all. And has created an accessibility of theatre for the community of Khayelitsha. KASI RC also finds jobs, opportunities
and links between private and public sector for the youth they train and work with/for.
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