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Prelude in 5·4
Nine theatre-makers’ adaptation of nine African short stories in their attempt to explore the manifold experiences of becoming in contemporary Africa
Agamemnon
The 4th year Acting Studio presents their first production for the 2017 season: Steven Berkoff’s Agamemnon. Adapted from Aeschylus’ great tragedy, Berkoff’s version of Agamemnon is about revenge, heat and battle, fatigue, the marathon, the obscenity...
UCT Open Day 2017
What is Open Day? The Faculty of Humanities hosts an annual Open Day aimed at high school students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors. This event is ideal for school-going learners and their parents to...
All of it, Everything, Now, Together
Elaborating on his method of collage, Francesco Nassimbeni weaves drama, design, music and poetry to produce pieces that have been variously described as ‘tone poems’, ‘visual music’ and ‘theatrical mood-boards’.
MA in Dramaturgy 2017
A Masters Degree unlike any other: 1 semester coursework in Amsterdam. 1 semester coursework in Cape Town. An internship with a professional performing arts organisation. A dissertation under combined supervision.

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Monday, 24 April 2017

The UCT Drama Department is proud to present our nine Fourth Year Theatre-Makers’ adaptations of nine African short stories as they attempt to explore the manifold experiences of becoming in contemporary Africa,

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 17:00

Adapted from Aeschylus’ great tragedy, Berkoff’s version of Agamemnon is about revenge, heat and battle, fatigue, the marathon, the obscenity of modern and future wars, dislocation and the abandonment of love in a thankless and unyielding world. It is also about the body, its pleasures and pains, and the power of desire.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00

Elaborating on his method of collage, Francesco Nassimbeni weaves drama, design, music and poetry to produce pieces that have been variously described as ‘tone poems’, ‘visual music’ and ‘theatrical mood-boards’. “All of it, Everything, Now, Together” concludes his study on visuality in performance at UCT and is an experiment in how graphic design can express itself through the medium of performance. This project is the culmination of his MA research.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:45

UCT Drama students once again contributed to the overwhelming success of the annual Clanwilliam Arts Project, co-ordinated by the Magnet Theatre. The Clanwilliam Arts Project includes archaeology, education, art and drama and is aimed at returning the heritage of the Clanwilliam area to the community. “The parade begins at dusk. The local band leads the children, carrying figures and puppets and candle powered lanterns, wearing masks and helmets through the township.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:30

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