Saturday, March 2, 2013

Opportunities in the Arts and More This Weekend


1. Casting Call for South African Animated Show
Bubblegum is looking for a voice actor to play a regular character on a South African animated show. The character is a 7 year old African male, so the actor must either be an African male,14 years old or younger, or African female, 30 years old or younger.

The actor's voice must be young, energetic and enthusiastic. The actor must be capable of a wide emotional range, and be able to speak flawless English.
If you are interested, please email Rozie at before Wednesday the 6th March, to set up a voice audition.

Auditions for a voice actor will be held at Bubblegum Studio in Greenpoint, Cape Town.

2. Casting Call for voice male character
We are needing to cast for an animated character. Male 35-50 with a deep, barely voice, jovial and full of expression. Age is less important than quality of voice. The character does not have any dialogue as it is a dog, but it does make human-like expressions "Huh", "Oo", laughter. The actor will also need to make dog-like sounds e.g. sniffing, snuffling, growling, but they do not have to impersonate a dog exactly.

Please direct enquiries to   (please note this is not a PANSA call)

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3. Vacancy: CEO for Moving into Dance Mophatong (MIDM)
MIDM is looking to employ a highly motivated, inspiring and multi-skilled CEO to lead the organisation into the future and build on its strengths.

Please send cover letter, CV with names and contact details of 3 referees
to: by 4 March 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The full article is available on the PANSA website, click here

4. Playhouse Company vacancy: Arts Coordinator
The Playhouse Company, situated in Durban, is looking to fill the position of Arts Coordinator.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
- Sourcing artists for shows;
- Co-ordinate the schedules for artists;
- Monitor the execution of the project
- Maintain database of artists
- Co-ordinate of all logistical issues related to the portfolio

Deadline: Thursday, 08 March 2013
The full article available is on the PANSA website, click here

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5. The Playhouse Company - Arts Manager
The successful applicant will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
- Budgetary control & reporting and management of all Arts related contracts
- Manage all operational activities in support of the execution of the Artistic Programme
- Staff Management

The suitable incumbent will need to meet the following minimum criteria in terms of qualifications, skills, competencies and experience.

Deadline: Thursday, 08 March 2013
The full article available is on the PANSA website, click here

6. GIPCA Internship: Call for applications
The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) invites applications for a seven month internship position, starting 13 May 2013.

The internship position is funded by Africalia, the Belgian funding agency, through a three year programme of support to the visual arts sector facilitated by the Visual Arts Network of South Africa.

This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the areas of arts administration, co-ordination and research; and to be involved in exciting interdisciplinary projects of national significance. The intern will work closely with GIPCA staff, ensuring involvement in all projects from the planning phases through to final execution.

Deadline: 15 March 2013. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview before the end of March 2013.
Full article is on the PANSA website, click here or visit

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7. National Arts Council - Call for applications for funding 2013
The National Arts Council invites individuals and registered organisations active in theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music, multi-discipline and visual arts to submit their applications for project funding.

Closing date: 15 March 2013
Outcomes date: 09 June 2013

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made. Application forms are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded from

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8. Lottery funding available for film sectorNLDTF Arts and Culture will be doing a presentation to the film sector at the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal on March 19.

The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund advertised their call for applications for Arts, Culture and Heritage on 3 February 2013 with the closing date being Friday 12 April 2013. The Arts, Culture and Heritage division wishes to make equitable distribution across the sectors that fall under their mandate. Over the years that NLDTF has been in existence, the film sector has been an industry that does not seem to be aware of NLDTF funding. NLDTF wishes to make a presentation to the sector and make them aware of the trust's mandate as well as compliance requirements.

The presentation details will be as follows:
Date: Tuesday 19 March 2013
Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Venue: Centre for Creative Arts Boardroom, Mazisi Kunene Ave, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Contact: 031 260 2506

All questions around NLDTF within the sector funding will be handled during the session.


Gift of the GAB - Improvisation classes for adults
 (4 March - 3 April)
Open to individuals, companies, book clubs, golf clubs, friends, friends of friends, basically anyone and everyone who wants to have fun, take ownership of their life and try something new! Rising Star Academy and award-winning theatre practitioner, Bev Cooke-Tonnesen, presents Gift of the GAB; a powerful self-development program that uses stage performance skills to develop life skills in a truly dramatic way.

*Discount available for PANSA members*

To register for this course simply drop me a mail

Full details are available on the PANSA website, click here


1. Magnet Theatre, in association with the Baxter Theatre Centre, presents Voices Made Night
Adapted from the short stories Vozes Anoitecidas by Mia Couto.
This is image theatre at its best, united with a powerful poetic text that takes physical theatre to new heights. It brings together an ensemble of powerful performers, expressive music and evocative staging in a truly contemporary African theatrical experience
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Age restriction: Not suitable for children under 13

Dates and Times:
Opens on 1 March at 20:15
Thereafter Monday to Saturday at 20:15
Show runs until 23 March 2013
Venue: Baxter Flipside

Special offer is R50.00. Please contact Carmen Kearns 021 6803993

*Discount also available for PANSA members*

Full article is available on the PANSA website, click here
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2. Zabalaza Theatre Festival : 2 - 23 March at the Baxter Theatre Centre
A bumper line-up and further innovations at this year’s third annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival 2013, showcasing over 30 productions which features more than 200 artists over three weeks at the Baxter

Over 30 productions, showcasing more than 200 artists in drama, physical theatre, poetry, hip hop, music theatre and opera, will fill the stages at the third annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival 2013, running over three weeks from 2 to 23 March at the Baxter Theatre Centre.

The festival will platform work by local theatre-maker’s, artists, groups and companies in the Western Cape with additional contributions from Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria. Earlier this year two productions were selected at the Eden Drama Festival which was held in Riversdale.

Widely regarded as one of the premier development platforms in the country, the Zabalaza Theatre Festival has received great acclaim since it was launched at the Baxter in 2011. Since its inception the festival has grown exponentially and each year the organisers pay special attention to innovate and expand the programme.

Full article is available on the PANSA website, click here OR visit for the full schedule.
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3. Flatfoot Dance Company celebrates 10 years
Flatfoot Dance Company celebrates its 10th anniversary year with a special
season of dance theatre entitled Last Thoughts.

"Last Thoughts" runs from 13 to 16 March with shows at 7.30pm and on Sunday 17 March with a matinee at 3pm. Tickets cost R80 with discount for pensioners and students at R60. Opening night, 13 March, is a special gala fundraiser with champagne and birthday cake after the show. Tickets for this gala cost R150 and all money raised will go towards supporting the dance education and development work being done by Flatfoot in Umlazi, KwaMashu, Newlands East, and Tugela Mouth. Booking is through Computicket.

Full article is available on the PANSA website, click here
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4. Infecting The City Festival Public Arts Festival: 
11th -16th March 2013, Cape Town City Centre

Infecting the City places exciting new public art in unexpected spaces in the middle of the City that challenges Cape Town's idea of art, itself and its streeInfecting The City Festival Public Arts Festival : 11th -16th March 2013, Cape Town City Centre

Infecting the City places exciting new public art in unexpected spaces in the middle of the City that challenges Cape Town's idea of art, itself and its streets.

The Festival is designed as a series of routes through the City. Each day has either one or two routes in the afternoon and evening. On this site, you can either download the entire programme, click on the day that suits your schedule or search for the art piece you want to see.

Download Programme
Join hundreds of artists from the 11th March at 6.00pm in The Company's Gardens, in front of the Iziko South African Museum.
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5. Sophiatown – a matric set work brought to lifeThis play, based on the life history of Sophiatown, the ‘Chicago of South Africa’, a vibrant community that produced not only gangsters and shebeen queens but leading journalist, writers, musicians and politicians and gave urban African culture its rhythm and style. In the 1950s, 65 000 residents were forcibly removed and Sophiatown was dismantled by the nationalist government. 2012-2013 sees Sophiatown celebrating 100 years as a neighbourhood – a mix of communities over a century, experiencing all the attendant richness and tragedy of life before, during and after apartheid.
In conjunction with the Matric drama set work, Catalina Theatre proudly presents the educational play Sophiatown . . . bringing it to life in full theatre 3D HD.

Date: Daily from Thursday, 14 March – Wednesday, 27 March
Times: Mon – Fri at 11am, Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm
Tickets: Learners & Teachers R50 pp
General Public R80pp

- Catalina Theatre: 031 305 6889 or 031 201 4738
- email
20 MARCH celebrates the ASSITEJ Take a Child to Theatre Day
To celebrate this day the Catalina Theatre is giving away 140 complimentary tickets to the audience. Book to see Sophiatown now and be sure to win!

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6. The African Passion set to tour SA for Easter 2013 (14 March-28 April)
This Easter, Catalina UnLtd in Durban, funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund will bring the nation an exciting brand-new, original gospel opera-musical – The African Passion – which is set to tour to major South African cities over the Easter period.

This world premiere brings the Passion of Christ to life in a sung-through music featuring original, innovative gospel-inspired songs. The story is based on the Gospel according to St John and will be a choral masterwork featuring close to a hundred voices on stage in every city. The tour begins in Durban and then moves respectively to Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Soweto, Johannesburg, Mafeking and then back to Durban.

More details about the show are available on the PANSA website, click here

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7. SA gears up to Take a Child to the Theatre Today
The South African theatre community is gearing up for the much anticipated "Take a Child to the Theatre Today" 2013 campaign which encourages our youngest citizens to become audiences for theatre.
The festival will take place from 20 - 28 March 2013 at Vrygrond/Capricorn and Observatory, Cape Town as we as from 08 - 14 April 2013 in Plettenberg Bay.

For more information on the campaign or the Family Seasons of Performances, please contact Themba Mzondi, ASSITEJ SA Marketing and Fundraising Manager 021 822 0070/1/2 or e-mail

The full article is available on the PANSA website, click here

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8. Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference
The inaugural conference takes place on Monday 1 April and Tuesday 2 April 2013 in Cape Town and aims to encourage networking and the sharing of information between all involved in the African music community. The event will attract a diverse audience from the local community, national visitors, other African countries as well as European and American delegates who are working with African music in their respective territories.

For more details please visit

(Source - Pansa) 

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