Thursday, November 13, 2014

Puppet Making Workshop - Call For Theatre Proposals - Arts Funding - Auditions

Street Theatre Puppet Making Workshop 

Laghu Hari Das, Puppet Master of twenty years experience, offers a Street Theatre Puppet Making Workshop geared to community theatre members with particular reference to those interested in Theatre in Education.  
“We will create giant puppets using recycled material,” says Laghu, who will be assisted by Mayapur Chandra. “The idea is to empower the community theatre members to make giant puppets that can be paraded at festivals, events and carnivals.”

The Street Theatre Puppet Making Workshop, which is funded by ASSITEJ SA’s  Theatre4Youth Programme takes place at Luganda Creche, Luganda Road on Saturday 29th November from 9.30 to 13.00. Call Mlu Ngidi on 073 3991929 for directions
Registration is at 9.00 am and entrance is free to ASSITEJ and PANSA members. Please wear old clothes and bring your own refreshments. The workshop can take up to 20 participants. 
Please contact Laghu Hari on 079 6333 892 or Theatre4Youth Mentor Gisele on 083 5458546.

Call For Theatre Proposals 

Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival will celebrate the 5th Almagro Off International Contest next July. Its purpose is to  foster and promote contemporary creation, new languages and innovative proposals related to Baroque theatre and its authors. Deadline for submitting proposals and application forms: 1st  March 2015

At the same time, we are glad to announce the celebration of the 4th  International Children’s Baroque Contest, also with the aim of promoting and in favour of the creation and staging of theatre plays about the Baroque, aimed at children, young people and family audiences. Deadline form submitting proposals and application forms: 27th February 2015.

Selected proposals from both Contest will perform within the 38th edition of the Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival, to be held next July 2015 (find more information, in our web:

Auditions - Durban 

Taking place at 12 pm on the Friday 14th November 2014 at the Sherwood Bowling Club off King Cetshwayo Highyway number 860 in Durban, South Africa.
If there is a cue, please wait in your seats and print out and read through the script. When you enter please tell us which character you will be performing as and perform it for about a minute long.
When the audition is done. We will tell you a short list of actors who made it for the callbacks, and the ones who did not.
A chance for more auditions are on Saturday at 9 am-2 pm and the following week, Friday and Saturday, same times as this week.

Contact Dayakar for more info:

The National Arts Council (NAC) has opened applications for arts funding for 2015.

Individuals and registered arts organisations involved in theatre, dance music, visual arts, craft, literature and multi-discipline have until 12 December 2014 to submit their applications for project funding. This will be the NAC's only round of funding for next year across all seven arts fields.Post-graduate students who wish to pursue their arts studies abroad are also encouraged to apply.

Projects should be of national significance, focusing on the creation of new works and on overall arts development. Those that have a strong community base and have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields are also encouraged to apply.

Says NAC CEO Rosemary Mangope: "At the National Arts Council we are committed to changing the landscape of South Africa's creative industries. Key to this transformation is not only supporting SA's existing centres of arts excellence, but also identifying and fostering emerging talent nationwide - those organisations and individuals that will be our future
standard-bearers for the arts, both nationally and internationally.

"In our on-going efforts to ensure the arts are as inclusive as possible, we are particularly keen to encourage funding applications from arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and those living with disabilities. We also welcome applications from students who are not only interested in studying abroad, but also committed to returning to SA to share the knowledge and experience they have gained with their peers."

Successful applications will be notified on 15 April 2015. This year, the NAC awarded grants totalling over R18 million to applicants drawn from all nine South African provinces, plus an additional R9 million in special project funding to 13 flagship arts organisations.

Application forms and funding guidelines are available from the NAC office
Tel: 011-838-1383  - You can download the forms at 

AFDA Open Day - 15 Nov 2014

There will be presentations and fun activities during the day. If you are interested in studying film this is for you. 

The campus is located in Glen Anil at 2a Highdale Road. The programme will begin at 10 until 11am with appointment bookings before from 9am and after until 12noon. Interested parties can contact Milena Gevers to confirm their attendance on or call 031 569 2252.

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