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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...
Lilies
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...
Iyazika
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.

News

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Student’s short film makes waves

A short film by third-year UCT film student Jessie Zinn, featuring both current UCT Drama students and recent Graduates, showed at Cannes after making waves on the international film festival circuit

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:00
UCT Student Theatre to National Arts Festival

The annual creative pilgrimage to the National Arts Festival is fast approaching, where thousands of artists descend upon South Africa’s largest arts festival in the small settler town of Grahamstown. A staple of the festival is the Student Theatre Programme, in which student artists and representatives from theatre schools and learning institutes across the country come together to showcase new work. The student theatre at the festival has gone on to propel many young artists into the professional industry. Last year the production from UCT, “Don’t Shoot the Harbinger”, which was directed by then UCT final year student Kei-Ella Loewe, was awarded with ‘Best Script’ in the National Arts Festival Student Theatre Programme, which was written by then UCT final year students Katya Mendelson, Ameera Conrad, and Thando Mangcu. This year the theatre-making students will be showcasing their new collaborative and devised work “Figs” at the festival, but not without challenge.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:15
Exposed: New Works Season 2016

UCT Drama Department prides itself on producing numerous productions throughout the year. From intimate offerings and excerpts to fully-fledged and lengthy shows of varying styles, these dynamic experiences and processes provide the opportunity to apply what has been learnt in the lecture hall to the real theatre environment. Thus far in 2016 UCT Drama Department has produced the devised musical “Railroad Angels”, directed by international theatre practitioner Tober Riley, and Shakespeare’s “All’s well that ends well”, directed by head of department Geoffrey Hyland. Recently the theatre-makers showcased their works based on adaptations of a variety of short stories. Having just premiered is “Langalibalele – the scorching sun”, written by Neil McCarthy and directed by Clare Stopford, and “Portret”, by Philip Rademeyer and directed by Amy Jephta – both involving the third and fourth year acting and theatre-making students.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:00
The New Works Season

After the success of 2015’s Barney Simon Season, the UCT Drama Department will once again curate a season of plays from South Africa. The New Works Season sees senior students from the department take on two never-before-seen works by South African playwrights. The initiative responds to an ongoing need for new plays that reflect the current state of South Africa and use indigenous lenses to interpret and represent our world. New Works provides an opportunity to experience fresh new plays and for young actors to take on the challenge of interpreting new writing for contemporary audiences.

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:30

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