Dance Drama Merger
In 2018 the Department of Drama and the School of Dance will merge into one entity focusing on the study of performance in general with specialisations in Theatre and Dance. All students applying to study either Theatre or Dance at UCT from 2018...
Almost forty years after being falsely imprisoned, a man summons a Bishop for a confession that involves the events of their shared past. What unfolds is a story of love, revenge and enlightenment that is re-enacted by the man's fellow inmates and...
Created and performed by a cast of multi-talented graduating students from UCT Drama department, this hybrid aesthetic production is an effort to collect the disjointed pieces of the factual record and to creatively use our imaginations and dreams...
Bands of Women
Bands of Women is a futurist, feminist, comic-book fantasy; an odyssey that starts with a dystopian scenario in which contemporary fears materialize in the desertification of the south, northern floods with rising seas, exacerbated by incessant...
Womb of Fire
Womb of Fire is the starting point for an examination of the performing female body as the site of disruption where the body itself challenges the borders and boundaries of the body politic.


Sunday, 18 March 2018
Yerma: A Tragic Poem in 6 Acts

The CTDPS is proud to present "YERMA: A Tragic Poem in 6 Acts". Yerma (meaning 'Barren') is one of three tragic plays that make up Lorca's 'rural trilogy'. It is possibly Lorca's harshest play, following a woman's extraordinary struggle for motherhood. Written in 1934 by the much celebrated Spanish writer Federico García Lorca, the play is a poetic blend of contrasting moods through which Lorca probes the darker zones of human fears and desires. The play's rich mode of expression - infused with poetic imagery, song and movement - also celebrates natural instinct, sexual attraction, fertility, creation and procreation.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 14:15
Lecture demonstration on Contact Improvisation

On Monday 12 March we will host a lecture demonstration on Contact Improvisation presented by  Jori Snell, Andrew Harewood & Thalia Laric who are guests in the Dance Section this quarter.

The session will be 90 minutes in length and will begin 15 minutes later than usual at 10.30. It is scheduled to finish at 12.00 noon.

Venue: Arena Theatre, Hiddingh Campus

With thanks to the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec for its financial support.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 13:00
The Clanwilliam Arts Project - 2017

The University of Cape Town Drama Department, in partnership with Magnet Theatre, The University of Cape Town College of Music, The Michaelis School of Fine Arts and Jazzart Dance Theatre, collaborated with some 700 learners in the Western Cape town of Clanwilliam on the 17th installment of The Clanwilliam Arts Project, one of the highlights of which is always the Lantern Festival that heralds the culmination of the event.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 16:30
Three Pizzas

In a society facing climate change, the need for technology and the possibility of World War Three, one's identity is constantly challenged.  When three millennials move into a newly constructed apartment in Cape Town, the last thing they expect is to move in with the people they are trying to run away from. These characters, from different cultures, take us on a journey through the menu of adulthood.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:15