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When: Thursday, 20 April 2017 - Saturday, 22 April 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
The Nunnery
Start time:13:15
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Cost: Online = R70, Door = R75

Rehearse//Reveal programme at the Wits Nunnery is presented by Wits Theatre in partnership with Drama for Life Creative Research Hub.

Drama for Life Rehearse//Reveal programme 2017 curated by Sthe Khali, is an aspect that was introduced in 2016 and offers young theatre-makers an experimental space to flight their work under the mentorship of Drama for Life staff and Theatre Company members. The Rehearse//Reveal participants are asked not only to bring artistic excellence to their productions but also to run and manage their performance venue and the marketing of the programme.

About Rehearse//reveal programme, Benjamin Bell (Curator of the South African Theatre Season) says, “it is about activating young artist’s agency. We recognise that young artists are the future of our creative industry; we are helping them achieve this through mentorship.” The Rehearse//Reveal programme hosts six performances in three days at the Wits Theatre namely Hisstory (Paul Noko) on 20 April at 13:15, Till Death Do Us Part (Sibusiso Fihlani) on 20 April at 18:00, Prophecy (Moeketsi Kgotle) on 21 April at 18:00, Breaking Cycles (Busisiwe Radebe) on 21 April at 20:30, Tick’Tock (Herbert Mokoena) on 22 April at 15:30 and Corner Bree and Eloff (Nelsen Mokoena) on 22 April at 17:30.

These shows will be at the Wits Nunnery. Rehearse//Rehearse programme is presented by Wits Theatre in partnership with Drama for Life Creative Research Hub.

Maimane! is a magical journey, a rite of passage, about a group of children who overcome seemingly insurmountable struggles in a land of on-going strife, anguish and outright conflict. This coming of age story, set against the backdrop of a contemporary South Africa, brings together a diverse group of young people who summon the courage to face extraordinary hardships against all odds. It is the telling of a story of heroism embedded in vulnerability, a collective humanity and hope. Maimane! is directed by Warren Nebe in collaboration with the talented Drama for Life Theatre Company members. You can watch Maimane! on 21 April at 19:00, 22 April at 12:30 and 20:30 at Wits University Corner, 19th Floor. Maimane! is presented by Drama for Life Theatre Company in partnership with Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.

Drama for Life, based at the University of the Witwatersrand, is an arts centre for social transformation and healing. We are dedicated to transforming arts, culture, heritage research, education and practice in Africa. Drama for Life Creative Research Hub is the new multi-purpose performance laboratory, conversation hotspot and resource centre dedicated to cutting-edge creative, empirical and conventional research in the heart of Braamfontein.

Tribe of Doris is not only an organisation but a collective of people who are passionate about engaging with each other and the world around. Through community events, festivals, a Summer School and gatherings they continue to spread our love of diversity and culture promoting cultural engagement and cultural exchange. 

British Council Connect ZA is a cultural programme developed between the UK and South Africa. Since 2013, the programme has supported cultural connections between young people aged 18-35 in the UK and South Africa with a range of arts projects and use of digital platforms to build creative networks through art forms including, fashion, music, film, design and more.

The Rehearse//Rehearse programme is presented by Wits Theatre in partnership with Drama for Life Creative Research Hub.

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