In line with UCT’s Vision 2030 of expanding UCT’s reach on the African continent, we are seeking a dynamic individual who has knowledge and experience of teaching and researching Contemporary Theatre & Performance both within the South African context and a broadened African context.
RETAGS are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join the project for a three-year period commencing in August/September 2021.The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake research and gain professional experience under the supervision and mentorship of Prof. Mark Fleishman, the Principal Investigator of the RETAGS project.
The #Im4theArts initiative is a courageous and crucial step in the fight for the rights of working artists of South Africa. Over the years, professionals in the arts industry from artists to technical personnel, have been consistently treated with a lack of concerted care and focus by the Ministry of Sport Art and Culture. The CTDPS has a long history in the development, education, and training of artists. Our intentions are to produce artists of quality and integrity to serve our country and the world. We are therefore shocked that this neglect continues and deeply concerned for the impact on our past, current, and future students. We are dismayed that as a performing art educational institution this lack of sane and consistent throughput from student to working artist continues to be extremely fragile. The CTDPS has prepared a statement to this effect.
Zakes Mda’s acclaimed first novel, Ways of Dying, will be presented by the Baxter Theatre Centre and UCT’s Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, at the Baxter Flipside for six performances only, from 10 to 14 November at 7pm, with a Saturday matinee at 3pm, on 14 November. Adapted and directed by Lara Foot, who directed the work 20 years ago at The Market Theatre, the cast is made up of 14 fourth-year students from the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies.