This year the Drama Department’s student-run theatre festival, Fresh from Fest, played host to five Western Cape institutions which returned from the Grahamstown National Arts Festival as part of the Student Theatre or Schools’ Festival.
Sand. Sand. Sand. It’s everywhere. It wasn’t resources running out, or atomic war, or flood, or zombies. It’s sand. People are living in it; not many people, and is it really what you’d call living? Four women. They’re alone. They’re angry. They’re frightened. They can’t get the goddamn sand out of their ears.
Coinciding with Africa Month at UCT and in partnership with the Baxter Theatre Centre, the Department of Drama is commemorating the life and work of prolific South African theatre-maker Barney Simon in a season of plays, Touched by Barney Simon: A Retrospective, at the Little and Arena Theatres.
UCT alumni excelled at the 50th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards on Sunday evening. Likened to the Tony's in New York, Fleur du Cap celebrates the c crème of Cape Town's arts and theatre community, and no fewer than eight UCT-trained artists walked home with prizes.