Friday, March 28, 2014

Auditions, Workshops, Playwriting Competition and Events around SA

Theatre News

1. Audition: Rainbow / PANSA Young Performers Project 2014
Directed by Themi Venturas, the 13th annual PANSA Rainbow Young Performers Production for 2014 is Footloose – which re-unites Daisy Spencer (Choreographer) and Des Govender (Vocal Coach) the team that brought us Hairspray and Legally Blonde.
Auditions will take place on 26 April 2014
at Durban High School from 09h00 – 17h00.
We are looking for 30 talented young performers [High School learners only] from KZN -
Footloose has approximately 13 parts for males and 14 parts for females.
We will also be seeking musicians to make up the ‘live’ band.
Applicants must be in able to sing, dance and act
Applicants must be available for rehearsal every weekend from
16 May – 22 June 2014
Previews and Performances are from 28 June to 13 July 2014.
Applicants must be available for the whole audition to qualify
Applicants must wear comfortable clothing / gym gear and appropriate footwear
Applicants are to bring their own refreshments – water / juice and lunch
Applicants must be prepared to wait between calls
For further enquiries please call PANSA KwaZulu Natal Regional Coordinator: Nelisa Mzimela
PANSA office Telephone: 031 2014750031 2014750 or email:

REMUNERATION: R15 000 per month (gross with no additional benefits)
LOCATION: Durban Central
EDUCATION LEVEL: Tertiary (Diploma or Degree)
REPORTS TO: Artistic Director
CONTRACT PERIOD: 1 year (possibility of extension)
HOURS: 40-44 hours per week (Monday to Saturday).
Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre (SSDT) is a professional award-winning dance theatre company based in Durban. Since its inception in 1994, the SSDT has become one of the leading dance companies in South Africa, producing and touring work nationally and internationally.
Siwela Sonke seeks a new Company Administrator to join our team. The post plays a pivotal role in the smooth and efficient running of Siwela Sonke’s day to day operations and the successful candidate will be required to work collaboratively with the Permanent Company and Artistic Director, Jay Pather.
To ensure that your application will be considered, please e-mail a short (no more than 300 words) statement about why you think you are appropriate for the post, highlighting your skill and achievements appropriate to this position and your CV with two contactable references as soon as possible but no later than 5 April 2014. We will invite shortlisted applicants to attend an interview at the Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre studio in Thursday 10 April 2014 from 9am. Please keep this date free.
E-mail application to: Dominique Jossie ( /

3. Technical Workshops
Venue: Artscape Resource Centre (ARC) Training Room
A series of workshops presented by training facilitators for the Artscape Technical Training Academy (ATTA) on key technical and production matters relating to the Production Process of Theatre.
The workshops are aimed at any person who would like to gain insight to and a working knowledge of the various technical and production processes when placing a performance in front of an audience. You may choose to do all the workshops or just the ones that appeal to you. The focus areas of these workshops will be:
  • The Technical Production Process (2 sessions): 2 and 16 April 2014
  • The Production Management Process : 30 April 2014
  • The Stage Management Process: 14 May 2014
  • The Performance Lighting requirements: 28 May 2014
  • The Performance Sound requirements: 11 June 2014
  • The Production Concept and Design process: 25 June 2014
  • Producing and the Arts Entrepreneur (2 session): 9 and 23 July 2014
  • Theatre Health and Safety Regulations: 6 August 2014
Per workshop session is R50. Payable on the day of the workshop
Between 15- 18
Please liaise with Naboweya Prince should you require any additional information / particpate in the workshop
021 410 9986 or

Creative Workshop 

Mondays At St Clements

The newly opened Galloway Theatre, situated within The Waterfront Theatre College Campus, has opened up its programming for the second half of 2014.
Any persons interested in using the venue for production should submit a proposal to Paul Griffiths at
The Galloway Theatre seats an average of 70 seats and has potential for 3 different configurations:  End on, In the Round and Stage Platform.  The newly refurbished space is a converted chapel attached to The Mission to Seamen building where The Waterfront Theatre College has been resident since 1992.
Situated at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront, The Galloway Theatre provides an accessible platform to both emerging and established companies to showcase work. There is ample parking and security at the venue. Viewings can be arranged for potential producers. For more info please e-mail:

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2014
Do you see the world a little bit differently? Think you've got something to say?
Theatre503, one of the UK's leading new writing theatres, is searching the worl for the best new plays and the most talented playwrights.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award. This exciting opportunity is open to both established and new playwrights, and to writers from all over the world. There are no restrictions on age, experience or number of past productions. The winner will receive a guaranteed production at Theatre503, and £6000.
The deadline is 31st March.
Additional information is available at
The Theatre503 Playwriting Award has been made possible by the generous support of The Richard Carne Trust, Arts Council England and Curtis Brown Creative.

This edition by +Fred Felton 

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