Citizen reporter
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6 Oct 2014
4:08 pm

Soweto Theatre to host community programme

Citizen reporter

On Top Youth Development Organisation has put together a programme, United Artists Theatre Showcases, to give theatre directors and their crews a chance to stage their productions on bigger and better stages.

TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM. Abafazi Marimba band to perform at the Soweto Theatre as part of the United Artist Theatre Showcases. Picture: Facebook.

Six groups, which were chosen by the task team at theatre festivals hosted in Gauteng, will have the opportunity to showcase their works at the Soweto theatre on Sunday October 5 from 9am to 7pm.

By using existing facilities with a professional stage and lightning, the programme ensures optimal use of resources while creating opportunities for youngsters to further develop their careers.

Theatre practitioners were chosen based on their production value or those who have made a positive impact fighting against social issues in our society using drama as a means of communication. Shows to be showcased are Table Manners, One Day I’ll be back, Secrete, Tera and Unomadlozi and these will cover themes such as women and child abuse, drug abuse, HIV/ AIDS, substance abuse and political affairs.

This years’ event will also feature the Abafazi Marimba band who have travelled the world playing the Marimba instruments. The day will be a celebration of theatre, dance and song.

Tickets are R40 per person and R30 for students and pensioners