Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane: inspired by jazz greats from SA and the United States

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Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane

GROWING up listening to the sounds of South African music legends and the American jazz greats encouraged Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane to embark on a music career, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading

DUT’s ‘Chronicles of Jack’ takes a wry look at the student experience

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Ace (Muzikayise Mtshali) and Jack (Sbonelo Nzuza) in a scene from ‘Chronicles of Jack’, which is at the DUT Courtyard Theatre on August 18 and 19. Photo: Supplied

A NEW play, which takes a wry look at the experiences of a young student from rural Eastern Cape, will be staged at the Durban University of Technology’s Courtyard Theatre in Durban on August 18 and 19.

Chronicles of Jack, which has been written for DUT by Mbasa Tsetsana (Waiting for Nelson), offers a new perspective of a student from a rural area adapting to city life and of being part of an urban campus in the Fees Must Fall generation. Expect plenty of social complexities, clashing ideologies and a tussle between tradition and self-discovery. Continue reading

Don’t miss Molière’s ‘Tartuffe’ at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT in Durban

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Anele Situlweni and Vuyelwa Maluleke. Photo: Dee-Ann Kaaijk

Durban audiences have the chance to catch the much-anticipated touring production of Molière’s Tartuffe coming to the Courtyard Theatre at DUT on May 25 and 26  – for day time schools and evening public performances.

The story centres on Tartuffe, a weasely swindler, disguised as a paragon of piety who manipulates his way into Orgon’s house and unleashes his lecherous reign. Continue reading

UKZN to host Decolonising Shakespeare Theatre Festival

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Mishka Gounden and Trent Moffet in The Space Between, a stage two-hander written by Janet van Eeden, directed by Clinton Marius which has two performances at UKZN’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, on 26 and 27 September, both starting at 6.30pm.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Drama and Performance Studies is hosting the SHAKESPEAREmustFALL? Theatre Festival from September 20 to Otcober 2 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College campus in Durban.

The festival will include a colloquium featuring keynote addresses by theatre and performance art stalwarts, Welcome Msomi and Chris Thurman, from September 30 to October 1 at Studio 5 on the Howard College campus. Continue reading

Double bill of ‘Waiting for Mandela’ at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre

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Sandile Mazibuko, Nosipho Mkhize, Khuleka Xulu and Mbasa Tsetsana

East London-born and Johannesburg-based actor, writer and director Mbasa Tsetsana will be bringing his award-winning production, Waiting for Nelson, to the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Production Studies at 6 pm on Saturday, July 23.

This professional staging will be doubled billed with a student version of Waiting for Nelson under the direction of DUT directing student Sphephelo Dlamini. Continue reading