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Friday, April 25, 2014


Deadline: May 2 at 16h00

“Do you think you have what it takes to be a playwright?” asks the Playhouse Company. “If the answer's "yes", there's a wonderful opportunity waiting right on your doorstep.”

The Playhouse Company, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, will present a Playwriting Workshop over two weekends: May 17 to 18 and May 24 to 25.

The workshop will be led by Roy Sargent, formerly Professor of Speech and Drama at Rhodes University and co-founder of The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The 20 delegates selected to participate will be introduced to the essential principles of professional playwriting.

Those interested should submit their CV to and inform about their interest in South African theatre; their experience as a creative writer (whether in plays, novels or poetry); and whether they regularly watch theatre productions.

Applications must reach the Playhouse Company by no later than 16h00 on, May 2, 2014. Successful candidates will be contacted by May 8, 2014.

The workshop times are:
May 17: 09h00 to 15h00
May 18: 10h00 to 15h00
May 24: 09h00 to 15h00
May 25 10h00 to 13h00

More information from Elana Geist at the Playhouse Company on 031 369 9405 or  078 095 4101 or email: For further information on The Playhouse Company visit