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Wednesday, May 28, 2014


(Thanduxolo Zulu, Stable Theatre's Centre Manager. Pic by Val Adamson)

Durban’s Stable Theatre has announced that it will present an innovative series of projects during its 2014 financial year.

These include an exciting mix of productions in all fields of the performing arts, as well as valuable skills training and development workshops.

“Stable Theatre is greatly heartened by the ongoing support of our funders which has enabled us to go ahead with our plans over the coming months of 2014 and into the new year,” says Stable Theatre Centre Manager, Thanduxolo Zulu. “In this regard, I wish to acknowledge Ethekwini Municipality, the KZN Department of Arts and Culture, the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the National Arts Council and the KZN Performing Arts Trust for their generous assistance in enabling us to play a proactive role in support of arts practitioners while enriching the lives of our audiences both here in Durban and further afield.”

Projects to be undertaken under the aegis of Stable Theatre include, among others: a year-long three-pronged Trendsetters skills transfer programme which is already underway, full details of which will follow shortly; and a mini directors’ festival to be held in June which will serve as a brief run in Durban for selected shows earmarked to go the 2014 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Other projects include: another popular Stable Theatre Masonwabe free lunch-hour programme, as well as Faca Kulu’s musical, Big Girls, to be held at the theatre in August; a big-league Zulu dance competition in September in Newcastle; a Choral Competition in October held in association with Esayidi College in Port Shepstone; an Isicathamiya Competition in November at the Ndonsa Arts Centre in Ulundi; a Children’s Theatre Festival in December produced at Stable Theatre in association with ASSITEJ; a Valentine’s Day Concert in February 2015; and a programme entitled Comedy Meets Poetry, scheduled for next March.

Full particulars about each of these projects will be released in due course.