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Thursday, September 28, 2017


The Playhouse Company commemorates KZN theatre in October with its first ever KZN Arts Showcase, showcasing 10 home-brewed productions!

Created to celebrate authentic local drama and dance works, this showcase has been co-curated by The Playhouse Company with K-CAP, Umsindo Theatre Projects, The University of KZN Drama Department and an independent panel, who recommended productions based on pre-set criteria. This included nominations of the best productions from their respective programmes, festivals or competitions.

CEO and Artistic Director for The Playhouse, Linda Bukhosini, said: “For three weekends in October the Playhouse Company will host these productions which celebrate KZN artists at varying levels of expertise and development in their careers. We thank the co-curators and panelists for their hard work and recommendations which have resulted in the first KZN Arts Showcase.”

The Loft Theatre at the Playhouse was originally created with the intention of providing a creative space for local talent to flex their artistic muscles on stage. The KZN Arts Showcase will run from October 6 to 21, 2017, in the Playhouse Loft Theatre featuring productions identified for excellence at varying levels, including student productions and those that have been celebrated for their extended runs in festivals across South Africa.

The programme will also include master classes on directing, writing and marketing/publicity, facilitated by experts in these respective industries. In addition each weekend will include a Sundowner Concert &Poetry session with acts drawn from KZN’s own talent pool.

This showcase presents an opportunity for local artists to network and enjoy each other’s work, and be a part of a festival celebrating all kinds of theatre. The entire event is free but booking is essential for master classes and all productions. The full schedule is available on the Playhouse website

Call Dawn Haddon on 031 369 9407 for bookings to see a production or attend a Master Class.