eKasi – I am African celebrates APAAM 2016 season


The first community theatre groups graduate from Joburg Theatre’s 3-year Applied Performing Arts and Arts Management (APAAM) programme.

APAAM facilitators:

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  • Presley Chweneyagae
  • Wandile Wandile
  • Lebogang Motaung
  • Nomvula Molapo
  • Lonwabo Mavuso
  • Caryn Green
  • Munyaradzi Chatikobo
  • Moses Rasekele
  • Josias Dos Moleele
  • Benjamin Bell
  • Cherae Halley
  • Tshego Khutsoane
  • Hlomohang “Spider” Mothetho
  • Tony Miyambo
  • Zanele Madiba
  • Themba Mkhoma

eKasi – I am African is a celebration of four community theatre groups who have come together to share stories of diversity from their own communities. Community theatre has been a major priority for the Arts industry, the youth development department at Joburg Theatre recognises the importance of growing talent in South African townships.

eKasi - I am African
eKasi – I am African

The objectives of Community and Youth Development at Space.com is based on The City of Johannesburg various developmental programmes to build an inclusive economy; produce local and untold stories as a form of preserving the authenticity of our communities.

After 3 years of study, four theatre groups from disadvantaged communities come together as theatre makers to contribute to the social transformation of South African. This is the first group to graduate from Joburg Theatre’s 3-year Applied Performing Arts and Arts Management (APAAM) programme.

Community Theatre Groups:
* The Cave Productions – JHB region F
* Ambitious Theatre Group – Orange Farm region G
* Die-Dinge Performing Arts – Diepsloot region A
* African Golden Horns – Swaneville – Mogale City

Joburg City Theatres, Wits University and Drama for Life have been instrumental in preparing the four theatre groups for the big stage. The aim for the season is to celebrate our diversity, engage different audiences from different racial and cultural backgrounds, and educate audiences about different cultures, who we are and create awareness of issues in our communities and how to solve them.

Experience flash mobs and freeze mobs before matinee and evening shows from The Contract, Toy Gun, Thandolwethu and It’s in me.
A big thank you to the Graduates Arts Project (GAP) that assisted with rehearsals for the season.

Venue: Joburg theatre, Space.com
Performance Dates: 6-18 December 2016
Performance Times: 15:00 and 19:00
Ticket price: R80
Students and Pensioners R60
Group bookings; 10+ R50
Tickets available at www.joburgtheatre.com or 0861 670 670


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