Monday, September 30, 2013

Auditions & Theatre News Across South Africa

Auditions for young dancers will be held to take part in Cape Town City Ballet's Christmas Season production on Saturday 5 October.
Dancers are needed for an exciting new ballet, The Tin Soldier, choreographed by the company’s artistic director, Robin van Wyk. The work will be presented at Artscape from 11-24 December and is based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of The Steadfast Tin Soldier.

Young dancers are required for the roles of Pillows, Lambs and Little Boys. Auditions will be held for girls between the ages of 9 -11 (Pillows), and 12 – 15 (Lambs) to fill the parts. The number will be danced on pointe. Boys between the ages of 9-15 are invited to audition for the parts of Little Boys.
Auditions will be held on 5 October 2013 from 11h30-12h30 at the UCT School of Dance Lower Campus, Woolsack Drive in Rosebank.
Rehearsals will take place every Wednesday between 16h00-18h00, starting on Wednesday 23 October. Once a dancer has been chosen to be in the production, a more detailed schedule will be provided. Dancers will be required to be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Interested parties can require an application form from Robin van Wyk, Artistic Director, Cape Town City Ballet or 021 650 2400 (please leave a detailed message with contact number if not answered).

iLembe will be presented in association between The Playhouse Company and the Sibikwa Arts Centre.  Auditions will be held from 7-12 October 2013, from 09:30 am to 16:30 pm. “iLembe” will be staged at the Playhouse in April - May 2014 as part of The Playhouse Company’s New Stages season. iLembe is a potent drama depicting  the last few months of the reign of King Shaka before his death.

The Directors seek to audition male dancers between the ages of 20 -30 years who can sing and have training in contemporary and African dance. The Dancers are required to prepare a short dance piece and a song. The Directors are looking for three women who have some storytelling experience and are above 35 years old to sing and play traditional South African bow instruments.  To read more click here

Aspirant performers must have professional experience. Auditions will take place at The Playhouse in the Arts Administration Building , Rehearsal Room A1. Please contact Phyllis Klotz on 011 422 4359 or by Friday 4th October no later than 12pm to book your audition slot.

The play The Beauty of Incomplete Things, that will be staged at The Intimate Theatre in Cape Town in February 2014, will take place in Cape Town on Saturday, Oct 19th between 2pm and 5pm, with call backs on October 26.
To celebrate his birthday, flamboyant artist David sneaks a young hustler off to a remote cabin in the woods. Chaos erupts when renowned actor Lawrence gatecrashes the affair to stage the ultimate retribution.
The roles for David (aged 30 plus), Tommy (20s) and Lawrence (40 plus) will be auditioned. Actors must be available for rehearsals from January 6 until February 1, performances on stage from Feb 4 until February 23, and a possible film shoot from February 24 until March 2. For more information email

The Theatre Benevolent Fund (TBF) is a welfare and humanitarian fund that supports all individuals who have been connected to the performing arts on a professional basis  and who now find themselves in financial difficulties because of old age or ill health. TBF does this by providing care to aged and/or seriously ill performing artists. The care could be in the form of monthly financial grants, donations for funeral expenses, assistance with medical expenses or placement in care centres or old age homes.

TBF is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation and their assistance is available to any professional performing artist at any stage in their life. For more information visit their website at, or contact their chairperson, Barry Snow, on

Technical Production Manager required to manage the overall technical requirements for a chamber opera touring in Cape Town and Europe from April to July 2014 and again in September and October/November 2014.

- Technical liaison between company and various performance venues/festivals.
- To be able to interpret theatre plans and implement stage designs in Auto-Cad.
- Implement a lighting design created by the designer.
- Sound knowledge of video projection.
- Experience with European crews and technical set-ups.

Please send CV with references to Barbara at

(Source - Pansa) 

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