The Festival of Excellence in the Dramatic Arts (FEDA) finals were held on Friday night in a sold-out theatre in the Joburg Theatre Complex.
Say Ismail Mahomed and Fiona Ramsay: ‘Nothing could have prepared me for the extent of talent that powers this very important theatre festival. These young voices are indicative of how extraordinarily in touch our children are with the pain, beauty, sorrow, delicacy, funniness, horror, complexity, hope, despair, shame, honesty, and uniqueness that make us South African.
Thank you, Janet Baylis and Pippa Sandilands of FEDA for creating this perfect, love-filled platform that annually gives visibility to our youth. I am stunned, so inspired, and incredibly honoured to have adjudicated the Original Works category – alongside Craig Morris – over the last 11 nights.
These devised works were conceived by the participants, with so many of them being of mind-blowingly high standard – some of which could have premiered in any theatre tomorrow. This is why Drama as a school subject is an indisputable necessity. It makes of the world an enlightened place, simple.’
The Festival of Excellence in the Dramatic Arts (FEDA) finals were held on Friday night to a sold-out theatre in the Joburg Theatre Complex.
The finalists who performed were:
- LEBONE II. COLLEGE OF THE ROYAL BAFOKENG – Malaika
- ST STITHIAN’S GIRL’S COLLEGE – Uhm
- SAHETI – Stop Staring
- ST STITHIAN’S BOYS COLLEGE – Normal Force.
With thanks to FEDA’s sponsors Easy Equities and BASA for their support.