The award winning family drama, "Moeders en Dogters", was first published in 1983 and first staged in 1985. Set against the political instability of the 1976 Soweto student uprising, the play examines the lives of three daughters, their mother and domestic worker. Reimagined for the bilingual Afrikaans 4th year students at CTDPS, with permission from the playwrite, Corlia Fourie, we have held onto the drama, let go of the realism somewhat... and set it in present day, October 2019.
Susan-Lori Parks' Venus is a spectacle of the senses, an act of transgressing prescribed theatrical modes and interrogating the paradoxes of being. We follow the archival life of Sara Baartman/The Venus Hottentot through the interrogation of the Negro Ressurectionist/s and uncover moments patched together like an ill-fitting quilt upon the senses.
You are invited to participate in a symposium hosted by the Second Chance Theatre Project’s partners, the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies and Dept. of Social Development, NICRO, and the Dept of Correctional Services. The symposium is part of this year’s Second Chance Theatre Project’s programme. The symposium will discuss the history and heritage of prisons, corrections in South Africa, restorative justice, social reintegration, and the role of theatre in transforming lives.
This hard-hitting new work created by Magnet Theatre in collaboration with the CTDPS explores the nature of protest and responses to power, untangling the tragedy of our current moment in South Africa. It engages with the concept of the aftermath: the tragedy of our particular aftermath in post-1994 South Africa.