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Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Actor, writer and director Menzi Mkhwane will be conducting more auditions as he intends to be directing more frequently.

This weekend (September 8 and 9), he will be auditioning females with male auditions taking place at the month end.

“This is for another great script by Aphiwe Namba the Writing Machine. His play is called Us Against Them set in the 80s in exile. Played by four male actors. So Durban guys, gear up for that!” says Mkhwane.

“But for now I am posting up the first of a series of six Master classes I am offering over the next couple of weeks leading to the end of the year. This is to provide Durban actors with skills. Real acting tools to strength your approach to your voice work, rehearsal process, dissecting scenes and all other things useful for a young working actor. These master classes will be provided regularly. Next year they will also fill up the calendar. If you require any of the things I have mentions above. You are more than welcome to attend,” he adds.

The Master Class will take place this Sunday (September 9, 2018) from 10h00 to 13h00 at the BAT Centre.

The three-hour session includes:
- vocal warm-ups and how to prepare your voice.
- how to work with a director in a rehearsal space.
- processes of preparing for a character.
- how to address scenes, characterisation and subtest.

R100 a person. Bring a towel. Note book. A pencil. As well as comfortable clothes to move in.

Menzi Mkhwane’s book Last Cow Standing will be selling for R100.