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Tuesday, November 29, 2016


The Durban Theatre Award-winning actor and playwright Sboniso Msimango and Siza Mnisi Mthembu are proud to present the long-awaited Arts festival.

BlackOut Arts Festival will take place at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre from December 1 to 4 and will include theatre plays, poetry, music, stand-up comedy, indlamu, theatre workshops, dialogues and fashion showcase.

BlackOut carries dissected meanings, one being a theatrical term that indicates the switching-off of lights which is a metaphor of wrapping up this year’s artistic work, especially theatrical work. This year’s theme - “arty is classy” - aims to relook at the image of art and to change people’s unfavourable perspective about art at large.

“If people can dress up for church, they can surely dress up for theatre” says Sboniso Mismango, the Festival Director. The festival will encourage intellectual dialogues on how artists can start to build their brands, identify and expand their market/audience. Among other performances includes:

Other performances include Ebony Gypsy; Mpume Ndlovu (From Uzalo); Snenhlanhla Mkhize; Nozi The Poet and Dlungelwa.

BlackOut Arts Festival runs from December 1 to 4 at the Courtyard Theater at the Durban University of Technology’s Ritson Campus in Mansfield Road.

Tickets are available at R100 for the entire festival. For more information, contact the festival coordinator on 073 113 5140.