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Thursday, December 10, 2020


Theatre in the Park has brought together seven young people from Jabula Combined High School in Lidgetton and three emerging artists from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

This group have spent three months together immersed in a Living University intensive course which has included performing arts training, Iyengar yoga, meditation, martial arts and socio-political studies. This culminates in a performance at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in December, which will showcase their time and learning together.

It is also an exhibition of what is possible when the ingredients of imagination, focus, commitment, discipline and play are combined to tell the stories that make sense of our present and can shape our future. This kind of experiential training is completely new for our participants - our scholars have never been to a theatre or performed in any production.

The Living University has embarked on this journey of Theatre in the Park to dismantle the structural barriers that deny opportunities to these young people, to reimagine what human potential can be, to express and inspire that potential toward creating a better world for all. Theatre in the Park has created the conditions for this kind of creative potential to flourish so that we might all be able to live truly artistic lives … with Freedom To … not just freedom from!

Theatre in the Park is a free COVID clever performance. Performance dates are December 18, 19 and 20, 2020, at 17h00 at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick. To book your space, email

Theatre in the Park is supported by the Feminist Humanitarian Network, The Civil Society Academy, the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, UKZN Drama and the Hexagon Theatre

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