Saturday, October 26, 2013

Auditions, Internships, Theatre news and more

11 November 2013
Do you want to showcase your talent to many eyes that might help boost your career in the arts? Well, the Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA) brings you, 'The Blue Monday Platform'!
The Blue Monday Platform is, is an evening that gives performance artists an opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their craft and ability to key Performance Professionals that are active in the local industry and abroad.
All skilled and talented performers that want to break into the professional arena are welcome to audition in the following categories:
•           Writing
•           Directing
•           Acting
•           Singing/ Rapping
•           Dancing (All Genres)
•           Poetry
The blue Monday platform not only allows you to showcase your talent but gives you an opportunity to meet and network with other artists in the industry.
The Blue Monday platform is an exciting, eventful evening for the whole family, so bring your friends and support.
Date: 11 November 2013
Time: 6pm
Venue: Catalina Theatre. (Above Zacks restaurant at Wilson’s wharf)
If you're interested in participating, contact Mthokozisi Zulu at:
031 201 4750

Zulu TV auditions
 Auditions will be held in Durban next month in search of Zulu TV presenters, actors and voice over-artists…
 Leading South African arts entrepreneur Mbongeni Ngema has announced that his company, Committed Artists, is to hold auditions to find presenters, actors and voice-over artists for his new Zulu TV channel, which will be launched early in 2014, in partnership with the King Zwelithini Foundation. 
 Zulu TV will be flighted throughout sub-Saharan Africa from 22 January 2014 via a new satellite that has been launched into space by SENTECH.  

The auditions in search of Zulu TV presenters, actors and voice-over artists will be held at KZN Music House, 1 Derby Street corner Igcuce (Epsom) Road, Greyville in Durban, on Saturday 16 November 2013 between 10 am and 5pm.
 Those interested in auditioning must be conversant in isiZulu and English. Qualified radio and TV announcers and actors of all race groups as well as aspiring raw talent will be considered for auditions.
 It is essential to book a slot in order to secure an audition. Call 031-309 8159 (office hours between 9am and 5pm) or email to book an appointment.
 KZN-based Zulu TV will begin shooting programmes in December 2013. Primarily an entertainment channel, Zulu TV aims to screen high quality programmes in High Definition format, with a strong emphasis on local productions. In addition to music programmes, content will include coverage of heritage, tourism, arts and culture, lifestyle, magazines programmes, as well as musical theatre, drama, sitcoms, movies, short films, documentaries, religion and current affairs, with internet link up through social networking.

RMB-supported BASA Intern programme
RMB-supported BASA Intern programme open for applications.
Now moving into its fifth year, the programme is designed to allow a new graduate the chance to immerse him or herself in all aspects of arts administration. The programme also allows the intern to identify their own learning goals and work towards those during the year that the internship runs.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the 2014 Business and Arts South Africa intern programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).
The Internship gives an emerging administrator the opportunity to access mentorship, grow in several administrative skill areas through training, and also drive projects, which provide synthesis between study and practice.
Mondli Mangenuke 2013 intern comments “One of my responsibilities at BASA was to produce and organise radio interviews for BASA Today show on Radio Today. This experience has enabled me to be highly organised and to work independently. “
“Assisting in the Mentorship Programme supported by Etana Insurance has also been one of the highlight of my experience. Working on this programme has equipped me with business strategies that will benefit me in the arts and media business.
The 2013 Business and Arts South Africa intern programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) selects interns based on their education, experience, and enthusiasm for the arts. The intern selected is expected to engage in the diverse projects that BASA is involved with, reports to the Marketing and Operations Manager, and works closely with the entire BASA team.
The closing date for applications is 22 November 2013.
Interested applicants should e-mail their CV and cover letter to: For more information call 011 447 2295.

We are looking for people to participate in a creative workshop focused on designing a new health communication campaign.  Participants should be aged between 18 and 24, should be confident, able to communicate well in English, and should be available for a two-hour workshop in Durban on Wednesday 30 October. 

 A stipend will be paid for participation / travel.  Anybody who is interested should please send an email with information regarding their name, age, qualification (if any - although there is no experience necessary), gender, and the name of the place where they grew up to before 5 pm on Sunday 27 October.

The Glitter Girls
Rhumbelow Pmb: 20 Oct
Rhumbelow Dbn: 25 – 27 Oct; 1 – 3 Nov
The Glitter Girls: Reunion of ’89  Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon. The Berlin Wall... Spandex... Dallas... 1989 was a special year. But now these three girls have to go back! Back to neon, back to big hair and back to Skolliesville High!
24 years later, Skolliesville High is finally having their 20 year reunion (on account of Tina Davis nee Davies having misplaced 2002 - 2005). And that means the Glitter Girls are going to relive their greatest triumphs and heartbreaks at the reunion of the century! All the hits, all the boys (and a few crazy characters you'll never forget), all from the past... And where they are today!

KickstArt presents Jack and the Beanstalk
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 29 November to 5 January
Kickstart rounds off the year with a fun-filled family romp: a brand new pantomime version of Jack and the Beanstalk, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre from 29 November until 5 January.
 Written and directed by Steven Stead, Jack and the Beanstalk stars the supremely talented Rory Booth in the title role, the cast also features Jessica Sole as his love interest, Princess Jillian, Darren King as his long-suffering, eccentric mother, Flora Flatbroke, Liesl Coppin as his evil nemesis, Lady Perfidia Beastly, Shelley MacLean as the good fairy, Glissanda Goldenvox, and Peter Court and Bryan Hiles reprising their hilarious performances as the two incompetent crooks,Cecil and Claude, making a comeback after their demise in Robin Hood.
 Jack and the Beanstalk will run from 29 November to 5 January, with performances 2.30pm Tues-Sun and 7pm Sat. Booking for all KickstArt productions is through Computicket, and for block bookings of 10 or more, or sold performances and early bird specials, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: 0832502690 or

(Source Pansa)

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