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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


The KZN branch of the Performing Arts Network of SA (PANSA) is calling for proposals for Director and Production of the 2013 RAINBOW Young Performers Project.

“We are calling for production ideas and a director,” explains Mandisa Tshiqi, PANSA KZN Co-ordinator. “The selection of both production and director will be made based on the following criteria: It is important to read them carefully as failure to comply will result in immediate disqualification.”:

a.    It should be a production suitable to be played by a predominantly high school cast. This means that there should be enough good roles for young people to be able to extend themselves both musically and dramatically.
b.    The rights for the production should be available.
c.    The production should have some commercial potential.
d.    The production should have some theatrical value in the context of theatre in South Africa.
e.    The production should be able to be produced to the highest possible standard within a very tight budget.

a.    The Director should have a proven professional track record at the highest level.
b.    The Director should have proven experience in working with young people at the highest level.
c.    The Director should be fully available for the rehearsal period, which will last for at least three (3) months over consecutive weekends, and a few weeks in the holidays.
d.    The Director should have a proven track record in Production Management, including managing the Set Design, Costume Design, Lighting  Design and Musical Direction.
e.    The Director should be cognoscente that the fees for directing are in keeping with a charity event, which in the case of this project is approximately a third of the going rate for Musical Theatre.
f.     NB: The Director should be based in KwaZulu-Natal. Any proposals from out of the province will not be considered.

A one page proposal, motivation, and CV should be emailed to Mandisa Tshiqi, PANSA KZN Co-ordinator, at by 16h00 on February 28, 2013.