Monday, August 22, 2011

Audition Actor Urgently Needed In Durban


KickstArt, Durban’s top theatre company, are looking for new talent to be showcased in the lavish Festive Season pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs taking place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 6 December-9 January.

The company is looking for a multi-talented black male actor to play the role of Zanzibar Jack, a charming reformed pirate, and the handsome Prince Valiant’s comic sidekick.

Actors should be aged between 20 and 35 years, be able to sing, dance and act, speak excellent English, and handle a Jamaican accent. Previous professional stage experience is an added advantage.

The auditions will be held at the Playhouse Company’s Mayville studios in Ramsay Ave at 10.30am on Thurs 1 September. Applicants should arrive from 10am to register. No application will be accepted after 10.30am.

Actors should prepare a short, light hearted piece of prose or monologue (NOT improvised, and not longer than 1minute!) with a Jamaican accent, and bring an up- tempo song to sing that demonstrates range and skill, with backing track (preferable) or sheet music.

Wear comfortable clothes with trainers/takkies, and be prepared to dance. No slops or bare feet.

Rehearsals will take place from 7 November, afternoons and evenings, and applicants should be wholly available during this period.

The pantomime will be directed by Steven Stead, designed by Greg King, and stars Peter Court, Bryan Hiles, Lyle Buxton, Georgina Mabbett and Belinda Henwood

Monday, August 15, 2011

Workshop on the Companies Act

Business and Arts South Africa, in partnership 
with The Playhouse Company and Norton Rose 
will be facilitating a workshop on 
theCompanies Act, 2008. Associates from 
law firm, Norton Rose, will provide information 
as to the developments in the law, and how 
this affects Non-Profit Companies operating in 
the Arts.

If you are affiliated to a Non Profit Company, 
we would like to extend an invitation to you, 
or a representative of your organisation, to 
attend this forum.

Please note that seat reservations are on 
a first come first served basis as there are 
a limited number of places for this workshop.

Friday, 19 August 2011
The Playhouse Company - Alhambra Room
231 Anton Lembede Street (formerly Smith Street)
9:30am for 10:00am
Please RSVP to or 
call 031 369 9460 not later than 
Wednesday 17 August 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

1 August 2011

Welcome to another Month dear readers.  This week we have a wonderful Spike Milligan show at St Clements, The African Renaissance Conference coming up and so much more.

With the wonderful weather it looks like Umhlanga is the place to be.

The new book Snapshots Of Life is out written by F.W. Felton and you can purchase a
copy at Falcon's Cove Gift Shop

This book has a mixture of poetry, short stories and artistic photography.
If you enjoy poems about coffee shops, scary stories, funny stories and wonderful
photography this book is for you.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the Umhlanga Life.