On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Jefferson ‘J Bobs’ Tshabalala & Simphiwe Bonongo about Kiri Goes Kasi.
Kiri Goes Kasi.
An exciting new wave of theatre is moving into townships and it’ll change the way we perceive the arts scene.
There is a writer, performer and director currently shaking up the local theatre scene. In fact, he is a part of a new wave of South African theatre. His name is Jefferson Tshabalala and he is shining the spotlight on township arts. “I never understood why we should travel from our townships to the city and ‘posh’ suburbs to watch theatre when there exists an invigorating arts scene as well as professionally run theatre facilities in the townships,” he says.
It’s high time theatregoers get to experience theatre in the ‘lokasie’. “Why not bring the productions to the township theatre venues?!” says Tshabalala. So, this is exactly what spurred him on to create the project Kiri Goes Kasi.
Listen to the interview with Jefferson Tshabalala here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8 am to 11 am