Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Loads of Opportunities for Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Writers and More

We received this from Pansa today.

Loads of opportunities for people in the Arts, Theatre, Writers and More.

Audition for IKUSASA : June 9,10,11,12 2012 in Bassline, Newtown, JoburgThe production is looking for multi-talented singers, dancers, actors and musicians to perform in this brand new music and dance theatre production about present-day South Africa.The show is set for a launch in Joburg in February 2013 and a 2,5 month tour in Europe with a minimum of 55 shows until the end of April 2013. For more information and the latest updates check

Please register for auditions by sending a facebook message - an email to with your:
- Name, Email address, Age, Skills, Former experience.

The full article is on the PANSA web site click here

GIPCA Creative Arts Awards: 23 July (CT)
These monetary awards are intended to assist  in presenting creative and interdisciplinary projects and programmes to the public and the University community. The full article is on the PANSA web site 
click here
Call for Papers GIPCA’s Directors and Directing: Playwrights symposium: 25 June (CT)Interested applicants should send a topic and an abstract of no more than 350 words for a presentation of 10-15 minutes. Please include your name, email address, landline and mobile numbers, as well as a 100 word biography. The full article is on the PANSA web siteclick here

Some of the topics will include:

  • Critical approaches to South African writing for theatre
  • Multiple languages in the theatre
  • The primacy of the written text
  • The relevance of the literary text in a post-dramatic, post-colonial, post -Artaudian universe
  • Oral Traditions and the Theatre
  • Post 1994 writing
  • Directors on Writers / Writers on Directors
  • Young Playwrights
  • Writers who direct their own text
  • Whose text 1: Writer, director, producer, funder?
  • Whose text 2: Can I tell your story if I have not experienced your life?
  • Whose text 3: Multiple voices in workshop theatre and theatre making
  • New forms
Applications should be sent to
For more information, contact the GIPCA office on 021 480 7156.

Dolly Puppet Theatre: 23 June (CT)
Dolly Puppet Theatre (glove puppets) is looking for actors and actresses.
Auditions: 23 June
Time: 12-3 pm
Venue: Tokai Library, Tokai Road

Dance Auditions: 9 June (CT)
CAPE DANCE COMPANY auditions for professional contracts on Saturday 9th June at 1:30pm.
Venue : CAPA studios. Commences with ballet class.

Production/Tech Manager for Grahamstown: 11/6-14/7 (EC)
We are looking for a Production/Tech Manager for our annual National Schools Festival in Grahamstown.

The Production/Tech Manager is ideally available from 11 June (18 June the latest) on a flexi-hour basis in order to get all the pre-planning done. The Production Manager has to be available at all times during the Festival.

The planning involves contacting suitable technicians who want to stay over from National Arts Festival, drafting a move-in tech schedule and call times for the technicians, preparing the contracts for the technicians and stagehands. You will also be required to work closely with the National Arts Festival technical team in order to facilitate venue handovers.

We require someone to coordinate the venues and technicians for the festival, making sure that all venues are on track and to meet and make sure that the artists are happy and satisfied. Sometimes productions may need assistance to move from one venue to another or to fetch equipment/consumables from the Stores – which requires the use of the Grahamstown Foundation transport (i.e. Drivers licence required).
How to apply: E-mail Neville Engelbrecht:

ABSA KKNK Drama Teks-Kompetisie
Have you ever had the desire to make your writings on the stage to see?

With our new text competition offering the KKNK and the Dawn Trust you to your work on stage to see and to R50 000 in cash to win. If your work has never been performed, you can enter the competition. Send by July 2, a presentation of two pages to Theo  for the opportunity to make your text with a recognized playwright to develop and for the prize money eligibility.

Arts Moves Call for Researcher: 11 June
AMA offers travel grants to artists and cultural practitioners living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation. The researcher will be working and travelling in east African countries from the 2nd July 2012 to end of September 2012. The full article is on the PANSA web site click here

(Source: Pansa)

Article by @fredfelton

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