Drama for Life project, AfriQueer, to tour Africa and Europe

Drama for Life is taking its site-specific performance project AfriQueer, created by the Drama for Life AFRICA Project, written by Tlotlego Gaogakwe and directed by Warren Nebe, on tour.

The acclaimed project, which celebrates LGBTIQ human rights and is based on an ancient creation myth of how the stars were made, will initially tour South Africa, before heading to The Netherlands, Ghana and Mozambique. Continue reading


AfriQueer to shine a light on gender-based hatred at NAF


The cast of Drama for Life’s Afriqueer.

As the world reels from the Orlando shootings and the African LGBTI community continues to face violent repression, the Drama for Life production AfriQueer promises to strike a timely and resonant note at this year’s National Arts Festival.

This powerful site-specific work will have two performances daily – at 4pm and 8pm – at the scenic Botanical Gardens in Grahamstown, from June 30 to July 3. Continue reading

Artscape Showcase Season at the National Arts Festival 2016

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Thembi Mitshali in OoMaSisulu. Photo: Artscape

Artscape Theatre will be showcasing six productions at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

In association with the National Arts Festival, four productions will be presented and staged on the National Lottery Fringe, and two will receive support on the Main Stage at the Festival from June 30 to July 10. Continue reading

Drama for Life is off to National Arts Festival

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Drama For Life heading to the National Arts Festival.

Bags are packed, performances have been rehearsed, and programmes have been set. Drama for Life is leaving the wintery smog of Johannesburg for the student town of Grahamstown – for 11 days, at least.

The National Arts Festival, the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent, will be held in Grahamstown from June 30 to July 10, and Drama for Life – the University of the Witwatersrand’s arts centre for social transformation and healing – will be a huge part of it. Continue reading