WGSA - Writer's Guild of South Africa has a knowledge session 1 July 2013.
Venue - Ike's Books, 48a Florida Rd.
Time - 7pm
Topic: Excerpts by Giselle Turner
Born in England to French parents in 1950, Giselle was only 2 when she arrived in Africa. Brought up and educated in Zimbabwe, she moved to Durban in 1973 and immediately became involved with performance, teaching and creating. She started working as a performer in schools; first in the pre-schools and then, after 1990, in all phases of education, working with Wendy Nell. Together they created more than 25 original productions and spent 17 years performing their work.
In 2010 she created a play for 6-11 year olds entitled Lucky Strike and was fortunate enough to win runner-up in the Trinity College International Playwriting Competition 2011; this play has also been accepted as a set work for Grade 7 learners. Woof Woof, a dark play set in a poor suburb of Durban, was published as part of a compendium of plays suitable for high school learners. Giselle was also commissioned to write a play for Senior Primary students, Si Right! by the Playhouse Company and this year worked on stage adaptations of Valentin’s famous lazzi titled Valentin in Africa for DUT lecturer Dr Pamela Tancsik. In 2011 she wrote eLimboLand, a play for two adults, which was recently performed by students at DUT as part of the Directing Projects.
Giselle is currently working on a fantasy musical production for children. She also enjoys writing short stories and children’s stories and in addition she writes 12 000 words a month as an arts journalist covering a variety of artistic endeavours in Durban.
Giselle will read excerpts from her plays and short stories, followed by an interactive discussion session.
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Mention that you are coming to the Durban session
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Male Dancer / Actor for a voluntary show
Any race group, preferable from North of Durban as gig is in phoenix
This is not a paying gig but for experience and your CV.
Contact Warrick on 076-693-7385
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