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Drama for Life Theatre for Youth and Young Audiences Symposium

When: Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
DFL Arts in Conversation Space, 21st Floor, University Corner [WAM], Corner Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Start time:9:00
Enquiries:

Caryn.Green@wits.ac.za

Professor Suzanne Osten, award winning director, will deliver a keynote address at the Drama for Life Theatre for Youth and Young Audiences Symposium.

The Embassy of Sweden in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand Drama for Life, the Market Theatre Laboratory, and ASSITEJ South Africa, will be hosting distinguished guest, Professor Suzanne Osten, award winning director and playwright, and founder of Unga Klara Theatre Company. Professor Osten initiated Sweden's first independent theatre company in the 60's and has transformed the nature and status of children's theatre in Sweden and beyond on issues pertaining to children's rights, perspectives and politics.

During her visit, Professor Osten will deliver a keynote address at the Drama for Life Theatre for Youth and Young Audiences Symposium. The symposium will highlight practices and models in the field that endeavour to assist youth to find their voice, process the social challenges they face, learn about human rights and social justice discourse, and vision a new way forward. It will showcase work by the Drama for Life Theatre Company, which seeks to develop cutting-edge youth orientated performances about personal love, relationship and intimacy stories. Seminar and performance presentations will regard broader teaching, learning and research in the field, and engage delegates, in conversation with presenters, on the affordances of Applied Drama and Theatre approaches for youth development and social transformation.

Programme: Theatre for Youth and Young Audiences Symposium, 6 February 2018

 

DFL Arts in Conversation

Space

21st Floor

University Corner [WAM]

09:00 – 09:30

Registration and Tea

DFL  Emakhaya Theatre

19th Floor

University Corner [WAM]

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and Opening: Drama for Life and the Embassy of Sweden Representative

09:40 – 10:00

Forward: Alison Green, ASSITEJ South Africa

Theatre for Children and Young People: A Global Perspective

10:00 – 10:20

Keynote Address: Suzanne Osten

Children's Rights, Perspectives and Politics in Theatre.

10:20 – 10:40

Performance Presentation: Faith Busika

Indigenous Knowledge, Language and Culture in Traditional Storytelling: Ntsomi

DFL Arts in Conversation

10:40 – 11:00

Tea

DFL  Emakhaya Theatre

11:10 – 12:10

Performance: Drama for Life Theatre Company

Mainane

12:10 – 12:30

Presentation: Warren Nebe

Personal Story for Social Engagement and Transformation

DFL Yvonne Banning Studio

17th Floor

University Corner [WAM]

12:40 – 13:10

Presentation: Cherae Halley, Bongile Gorata Lecoge-Zulu and Jessica Lejowa

The Politic and Ethic of using Story for Activism

DFL Arts in Conversation

13:15 – 14:00

Lunch

DFL  Emakhaya Theatre

 

14:00 – 14:20

Presentation: Hamish Neill

The Role of Applied Drama and Theatre in Education

14:20 – 15:00

In Conversation: Tamara Guhrs, Clara Vaughan and Namatshego Khutsoane

Facilitated by Jacqlyne Titus and Response by Suzanne Osten

Making Theatre for and with Youth and Young Audiences on experiences from the Market Laboratory and the Inner City School Festival and Drama for Life Mvuso School and Community Education Project

DFL Arts in Conversation

15:00 – 15:15

Tea

DFL  Emakhaya Theatre

15:30 – 16:30

Performance: Drama for Life Theatre Company Interns

Insta-Grammar

16:30 – 16:45

Thank You and Closing: Drama for Life and the Embassy of Sweden Representative

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