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Monday, May 19, 2014


Deadline: May 28.

Acting for Rhinos is an exciting new project initiated by Eden College Durban and members of the Durban Theatre community. It is aimed at empowering South African and International schoolchildren as well as theatre practitioners to assist Project Rhino KZN.

Professional and school-based productions are an existing component of our rich South African culture. Acting for Rhinos provides the link between the Arts and Conservation. The basic concept is to challenge schools to donate R1.00 of each ticket sold of any performance staged. Professional productions can contribute to the project in a number of ways. Creative projects can now make a significant contribution to wildlife heritage.

The Acting for Rhinos participants will also be able to display the Acting for Rhinos logo on their posters and promotional material. Participants’ website addresses will be displayed on the Acting for Rhino page of the Project Rhino KZN website. Regular updates will be given on the webpage of who the contributors are and how the money is being spent.

Project Rhino KZN (PRKZN) was established in 2011 by the KwaZulu-Natal conservation community to bring together government, private and civil society and create a province-wide, united front against rhino poaching and other wildlife crime threats. It supports and extends the work of KZN’s 16 leading conservation organisations and two associate members, with a focus on both reactive and proactive needs and has entrenched an ethos of collaboration and trust between state, private and civil society – something that has not been achieved by any other province in South Africa.

Eden College Durban will host a cocktail party on June 2 to present the project to the Performance Industry. All professional performers and Drama teachers are invited to come along to hear how simple it is to get involved in this worthwhile project. RSVP to by May 28.