This month the Twist groups have started to perform their new productions in their own communities.
Umsindo theatre Group has performed their new show “Seed” at the Umlazi Theatre Festival and at Zamanyanda (KwaMdlalose district) to over 300 audience members. Responses were very positive, with one audience members commenting that “the show was brilliant; it made us think deep about HIV and AIDS”.
Ubuntubesizwe has performed their new musical theatre piece “Township Life” at a local high school, as well as at the YMCA in KwaMashu, reaching almost 800 audience members. The audience response was very favourable, with people audiences responding that the show was both entertaining and informative.
Emuhle All Artists have had two performances of performed their new show “Milk Factory” to around 700 people at the “Crafted System Theatre Show” Festival at the Margate Town Hall. The shows were very well received.
Big Brotherhood productions has performed their new political drama “A Bull Called Bhahlangane” to 100 audience members, mostly youth, at Wushwini Arts Centre in Inanda Dam, and at the Umlazi Theatre Festival. The audience responded well to the shows.
The remaining groups will debut their shows at the IsiGcawu Festival in November.
IsiGcawu Community Theatre Festival
The annual IsiGcawu festival, run by Twist partner K-CAP, will be hosted at the Ekhaya Multi-Arts Centre in KwaMashu between 4 and 6 November. All of the Twist groups will be performing their new productions at the festival, as a show-case to audiences and to other community theatre groups. The groups will be performing throughout the day on Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November. We are delighted that we will be hosting Belinda van den Berg from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the festival, as this will be her first taste of Twist.
All are welcome to attend the festival, for details, contact K-CAP on 031-5046970