PHAMBILI Theatre Festival
The Twist groups will be performing at the Phambili Theatre Festival from 9 to 11 March. The festival is hosted at the Stable Theatre precinct in Alice Street in Durban, in conjunction with our partners, the Stable Theatre. Show times and details are as follows:
Friday 9 March, 6pm: Launch of the 2012 New Scripts Book
The new book of scripts, with scripts in both English and Zulu, will be launched at the opening of the Phambili Festival. All are welcome!
Friday 9 March, 7pm: The Seed – Umsindo Theatre Productions – Written by Amy Jephta, directed by Musawenkosi Shabalala and Bongomusa Shabalala, and Xolani Dlongolo. An allegorical tale of AIDS.
Saturday 10 March, 3pm: Lost love - Siyakha Performing Artists, written by Sihle Mazibuko and directed by Dumisani Kubheka. A new women’s prison-based drama.
Saturday 10 March, 4pm: The Land of Milk and … – Emuhle All Artists – written by Bongani Baai and Genbia Hyla, mentored by Debbie Lutge. A new production focused on tradition, expectations, roles and the differences between the world of women and the world of men
Saturday 10 March, 6pm: How to Get tHe Story – Uthando Lwabaqulusi – Wrttien by the group with Bheki Mkhwane. An award-winning journalist uncovers a deadly secret that exposes a criminal gang-lord. His faithful henchman has no choice but to turn on the man who he thought was his protector.
Saturday 10 March, 7pm: A Bull called Bahlangane – Big Brotherhood – written by Neil Coppen and directed by Edmund Mhlongo. A family drama of brotherhood, power, corruption and a beloved bull.
Sunday 11 March, 2 pm: We salute yesterday,tomorrow and today – Ubuntubesizwe Arts Development – Written by Xolani Dlongolo, directed by Sthembiso Zwane. A musical celebration of the historic 1956 Women’s march to the union Buildings in Pretoria.
A workshop for the Twist groups will also be held during the festival weekend. The workshop focuses on web-building skills and social media, and the anticipated end result is that all of the groups will have created their own independent websites. The workshop is supported by Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).