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Saturday, November 10, 2018


The Playhouse Company has announced audition dates for the genres of Dance, Poetry, Music, Storytelling and Theatre performance, for the 2018 Okwethu Community Outreach Festival.

This is open to groups and individuals. The festival will be held at Umlazi Cinema on December 14, 2018.

This outreach initiative is an annual event that kicks off in Umlazi Township, but is open for all KwaZulu-Natal artists who would like to participate. The festival will rotate annually to all corners of the province every December. The Playhouse Company is committed to unleashing new talent and exposing young artists to training through the many development programmes offered by the institution, which will ultimately empower them to perform on Playhouse stages.

The selected groups or individuals will be allocated mentors in preparation for the festival. Aspirants who wish to participate in the festival must register for auditions. Registration forms are available at the Playhouse, or can be downloaded from the Playhouse Company’s website at

The auditions will be held at Umlazi Cinema on November 29, 2018, from 09h00 to 17h00. Only groups or individuals who have registered will be allowed to audition. The duration for auditions will be five minutes or less. NB: no bands are allowed to participate in auditions or festival.

Important information: artists are required to submit profiles and registration forms to Khulekani Kunene at Khulekani can be contacted on 031 369 9440 during office hours. No walk-ins will be accommodated. It is therefore essential to book your slot.

Registration forms are available at the Playhouse Head Office and the website from November 9 to 23, 2018