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Friday, January 17, 2014

All you need to know for Musho Theatre Festival 2014



MUSHO! FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2014

Wednesday 15 January @ 8pm – eLimboland
In the misty borderlands of the hereafter, two men find themselves alone …and dead. In order to determine their ultimate destination, they have to uncover the secrets of their past. As Philani and Al unpick the heady stuff of their personal lives they stumble across some universal truths that change their future.
Written and directed by Gisele Turner.  Performed by Jem Atkins and Gabriel  Miya.
Comedy. 55 minutes. Ages 16 and up.

Thursday 16 January @ 8pm – Dear Breeder
A quirky piece of musical-theatre comedy that uses original folk-parody songs, dramatic monologues and spoken word.  This show is guaranteed to entertain and provoke anyone who has witnessed or experienced the joyful and sometimes not so joyful moments of raising a small child.
Created and performed by Karen Logan and Kasia Vosloo. Directed by Iain EWOK Robinson.
Comedy/ musical. 50 minutes.  PG 13

Friday 17 January @ 6pm – White Christmas
Every year the Van Niekerks go ‘upmarket’ and spend the festive season at the Margate Caravan Park. But this year’s holiday will be different. Way different. Written and directed by Clinton Marius. Performed by Marco Kotze.
Comedy.  60 minutes.  Ages 16 and up.

Friday 17 January @ 8pm – Mezze, Mira and Make-up
Fresh from sold-out shows in Johannesburg comes the hilarious account of an adolescent Greek girl growing up against the grain. In a world where being asked to dance is the penultimate prize, Mira articulates her encounters in a mimicry of colourful characters with lashings of laughter, and chooses a suitor of her own.
Written by Irene Stephanou. Directed by Reno Spanoudes.  Performed by Taryn Papadopoulos Louch.
Comedy. 70 minutes. Ages 13 and up.

Saturday 18 January @ 12 noon – Freeze
The talk of the Edinburgh festival! Described as “minimal, beautiful and breakable”. Dutch performance artist Nick Steur balances rocks on top of each other to a suspenseful commentary. No glue, cement, or tricks involved. It’s all about concentration and finding the balance between your own force of will and the stone.
Sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands through Twist Theatre Development Projects.
Performance art. Lasts between 30 and 70 minutes. Ages 12 and up.
This is an outdoor performance.  Please dress accordingly. 

Saturday 18 January @ 2 pm – Musho with a Twist 1
A double bill of two short shows, created by Siyathuthuka Arts in association with writer/director Zwai Mgijima, and Izwi Youth Arts with writer/director Neil Coppen.   See insert for details. 

Saturday 18 January @ 4 pm - The Crook’s Eye
The rate of crime in Mzansi is on the increase...  this exciting new drama looks into the life of a man who is tired of crime and devotes his time to preparing to meet the crook’s eye and walk away undefeated by it. 
Written and directed by Mthokozisi Zulu.  Mentored by Daisy Spencer. Performed by Sibongiseni Shezi and Luthando Mthembu.
Part of the New Directors’ Development Project, supported by the Arts and Culture Trust.
Drama / Physical theatre.   50 minutes. Ages 14 and up.

Saturday 18 January @ 6pm – The Shoe Man
Growing up in rural area, a young man known by his nick name "The Shoe Man" takes us through a journey typical of South African youth today. He is faced with the difficulties of paying school fees, finishing matric, and finding a job.
Written and directed by previous MushoI audience favourite award-winner, Samson Mlambo. Performed by Reggie Ndlovu.  Dedicated to the late Andile “King, Jesus” Mdletshe.
Drama.  35 minutes.  Ages 14 and up.

Saturday 18 January @ 8pm – The God Complex
Using comedy and visual theatre, this work subverts the role of the supreme patriarchal figure into part bumbling scientist, part desperate showman and part loving but misguided father figure. Omnipotence and omniscience are turned on their heads and replaced with charming ineptitude and bewildered panic.
Director: Sylvaine Strike, Actor: Daniel Buckland, Created by Daniel Buckland and Sylvaine Strike. 50 min, Physical Theatre. All Ages.
Physical Theatre/Comedy.  All ages.  50 Min

Sunday 19 January @ 12 noon – Freeze
The talk of the Edinburgh festival! Described as “minimal, beautiful and breakable”. Dutch performance artist Nick Steur balances rocks on top of each other to a suspenseful commentary. No glue, cement, or tricks involved. It’s all about concentration and finding the balance between your own force of will and the stone.
Sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands through Twist Theatre Development Projects.
Performance art. Lasts between 30 and 70 minutes. Ages 12 and up.
This is an outdoor performance.  Please dress accordingly. 

Sunday 19 January @ 2 pm – Musho with a Twist 2
A double bill of two short shows, created by Lashona Arts in association with writer/director Vice Motshabi Monageng, and Afriboa Arts with writer/director Xolani Dlongolo.   See insert for details. 

Sunday 19 January @ 4 pm - Back To Night Under The Street Poles
On the day that she is getting her freedom back, she is afraid to walk out of jail. She survived 18 years of imprisonment by using her imagination. She doesn't know that imagination is waiting for her outside.
Written and directed by Wiseman Mncube. Mentored by Roel Twijnstra.  Performed by Ayanda Fali.
Part of the New Directors’ Development Project, supported by the Arts and Culture Trust.
Drama. 50 minutes. Ages 14 and up.

Sunday 19 January @6 pm – Dette in Africa
Billed as ‘stand-up economy’; on a trip to Kenya, award-winning Dutch theatre-maker Dette Glashouwer spoke with slum dwellers, visionaries and dealers in phone credit and asked: “What is money and how could it be different?”  In times of crisis, this work is full of surprises and unexpected insights, sexy solutions and a rumble in the jungle.
Sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands through Twist Theatre Development Projects.
Comedy.  60 minutes. All ages.

Monday 20 January – 10 am until 12 noon – Masterclass. 
Dette Glashouwer from the Netherlands will facilitate a workshop on translating ideas into action and ways to gain autobiographical knowledge to create universal art.
The workshop focuses on how to gain awareness mentally and physically and to perform it right away.  Ideal for performers, directors and teachers.
The workshop is free but bookings are essential.  Book through PANSA on 031-2014750.

THE MUSHO! FESTIVAL 2014 IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY PANSA WITH SUPPORT FROM TWIST THEATRE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, THE KZN DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE, THE DAILY NEWS, BASA AND THE ARTS AND CULTURE TRUST.
Ticket prices:  R 50
Students, OAPS and PANSA members: R 30
Special all-day tickets for Saturday and Sunday: R 100 per day
Tickets for Musho! with a Twist : Pay what you can


Tickets for New Directors’ Development Project:  Pay what you can.

(Source - Pansa) 

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