TWIST works with six community theatre groups in different regions of KZN each year. These groups participate in our core programme, and are linked with key role-players in the KZN theatre industry, including theatre organisations, drama departments of theatre schools, theatre festivals and experienced theatre practitioners from South Africa and The Netherlands (including teachers, script-writers, and local theatre directors).
Groups currently participating in the Twist programme (2012):
Emuhle All Artists
This large group is based in Port Shepstone on the KZN South Coast. The group was established in 2000 has been working over a number of years in the area around the Ugu municipality. They have a number of recently developed plays, including Anti-Christ, which explores themes of life, death and religion; The Milk Factory, which explores issues of cattle and land ownership; and Land of Milk And … which looks at issues of tradition versus modernity, and the gap between men and women.
Emuhle has a mailing list of 600 people and focuses on combating any form of abuse and the HIV and AIDS pandemic.
Facebook: Emuhle All Artists
Tel: 073 4799422
Siyakha Performing Artists
This large group is based in Pietermaritzburg, and was established in 2005. They ahve won a number of local awards for their work, and performed for some of the local and national government departments. Their latest works include Angizenzanga, which looks at child abuse and the chaos this creates in the community; Life in Pictures, which explores identity and social problems, and Lost Love, which is a prison-based drama centred around crimes committed by young women.
Groups previously participating in the Twist programme (2011)
- Big Brotherhood Productions
- Ubuntu Productions
- Umsindo Theatre Projects
- Uthando Lwabaqulusi Theatre Group
Groups previously participating in the Twist programme (2010)
- Umphithi – email: email@example.com
Tel: +27 (0)72 545 2942
- Sakhisizwe – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0)82 475 7651 / +27 (0)83 762 0899