Poetry Africa Theatre Showcase this Saturday

This year's Poetry Africa participants

This year’s Poetry Africa participants

Poetry Africa in partnership with the Durban University of Technology drama department presents a theatre showcase on Saturday, October 17 at the DUT Courtyard Theatre from 11 am to 3 pm.

The festival presents two productions that demonstrate the power of the spoken word through both current and previous participants in thought-provoking and stimulating poetry-based and dialogue driven productions.

Kat Francois

Kat Francois

The first showpiece is entitled Raising Lazarus, by the British poet Kat François. Raising Lazarus was first developed in 2009 with the Theatre Royal Stratford East, London as part of their yearlong Spoke-Lab series, under the direction of Dawn Reid whose credits include, The Harder They Come, Funny Black Women on the Edge, Family Man, and Clockwork Orange.

Kwazi Ndlangisa

Kwazi Ndlangisa

The second theatrical piece is a local production entitled Aiden’s Rose written by Thuli Zuma and features Page Ngwenya and Kwazi Ndlangisa. This poetry-in-performance play explores young men’s passionate, confused and even self-destructive response to love.

The productions are open to the public and are free of charge.

For more information go to http://www.cca.ukzn.ac.za or like the Facebook page PoetryAfrica or follow on Twitter @PoetryAfrica.

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