Theatre in South Africa

A nation characterized by its Apartheid legacy and struggle for liberation, we hear the story of a nation reborn and the art at its center through the voices of some of its most dynamic artists.

An Interview with South African director, producer, and educator Lara Bye
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An Interview with South African director, producer, and educator Lara Bye

28 August 2015

Antonio Lyons talks with Lara Bye about her work as an artist and teacher in South Africa.

From the Village and Back Again
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From the Village and Back Again

27 August 2015

Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu writes about his career as an acclaimed actor and director in South Africa, and the decisions that led him to currently work exclusively in a rural village.

Ditshomo
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Ditshomo

The Story of South African Theatre

26 August 2015

South African performer and writer Napo Masheane discusses the documentary that she produced, Ditshomo: The Story of South African Theater.

A Flourishing Theatre
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A Flourishing Theatre

Satire and Political Critique at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa

25 August 2015

Paul Adolphsen explores major themes of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Community Theatre in South Africa
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Community Theatre in South Africa

25 August 2015

Theatre artist Mxolisi Masilela pens a love letter to South African community theatre.

A Month of Lasting Impressions in South Africa
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A Month of Lasting Impressions in South Africa

24 August 2015

Jonathan Martin shares moments and memories from his month-long trip touring and teaching in South Africa.

The Gift of Belonging
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The Gift of Belonging

A Journey Into South African Theatre

23 August 2015

Antonio Lyons describes his evolving relationship to South Africa and discusses the country’s rich theatrical history.

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