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55th Theatertreffen Berlin 2018

This May I was invited to Berlin by The Federal Republic of Germany’s Visitors Programme, which enables foreign opinion leaders to see Germany with their own eyes and thus gain an authentic, up-to-date and nuanced insight into the country.

Introduction to the promotion of theatre in Germany (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, German Federal Cultural Foundation) and insight into Berlin’s theatre scene (e.g. HAU, Maxim Gorki Theater, Deutsches Theater). Visit to the Theatertreffen and to selected productions in German theatres. Opportunities to network, also through workshops, with figures from the German theatre scene.

PARTICIPANTS

Ms. Anzhela KRASHEUSKAYA| Belarus
Direktorin ART CORPORATION Visual and Performing Arts Centre Minsk

Ms. Beatriz JUNQUEIRA| Brasil
Director, Culture Manager, Curator, Director, Multidisciplinary Artist, Lecturer Tempo Theatre Festival Rio de Janeiro

Ms. Fangling HUANG| China
Actress, Theatre Director, Freelance Artist, Founder of a.f. art theatre Fangli Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre Shanghai

Ms. Indira RODRÍGUEZ RUIZ| Cuba
Theatre Critic, Publisher Tablas-alarcos Theatre Publishing House Havana

Ms. Edisa Fabiola PAZMIÑO GUERRERO| Ecuador
Production Manager Fundación Teatro Nacional Sucre Quito

Ms. Rebecca JASMINE| India
Executive Producer, Head of Programme, Education and Training Jagriti Theatre Bangalore Bangalore

Mr. Yair ASHKENAZI| Israel
Theatre critic for the culture supplement “Gallery” Haaretz Daily newspaper Givatayim

Ms. Salome Mshai MWANGOLA| Kenya
Theatre Scholar and Artist African Leadership Centre

Ms. Dana BJORKA| Latvia
Director Latvian Ministry of Culture Russian Theatre Riga

Ms. Marcela DIEZ MARTINEZ DE ALBOUZE| Mexico
Director Festival Internacional Cervantino (FIC) Mexico City

Professor Petar PEJAKOVIĆ| Montenegro
Director, Festival Director, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje Kotor Festival of Theatre for Children (KotorArt) Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje (Department for Direction) Podgorica

Mr. Aleksei BADAEV| Russia
General Director and Artistic Manager, Member of the Board of the Russian Theatre Association Yekaterinburg Theatre Yekaterinburg

Ms. Urška BRODAR| Slovenia
Dramaturge Slovensko Mladinsko Gledališče Slovenian Youth Theatre Ljubljana

Mr. Eliot MOLEBA| South Africa
Director, Writer, Dramaturg The South African State Theatre

Mr. José Luis GÓMES GARCÍA| Spain
Founding Director, Actor, Member of the Real Academia Espanola Teatro de la Abadía Madrid

Ms. Gülden ÖKTEM| Turkey
Correspondent and Editor Milliyet Daily Culture and Arts Section Istanbul

Mr. Volodymyr HOLOSNIAK| Ukraine
Artistic Director, Actor, Director Ivan Kozlovsky Art and Concert Centre Kiev National Academic Theatre of Operetta Kiev

Mr. Carl Michael| DOVE USA
Director, Artistic Director Forum Theatre Washington Silver Spring, MD

Mr. Jorge José ROIG GRATEROL| Venezuela
Actor, Director, TV Host Caracas

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Next Generation Program 2018 – ASSITEJ Pakistan

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Next Generation participants after the final showcase.

Young and emerging performing artists from 11 different countries, with 10 theatre makers from Pakistan, collaborated in the cross-cultural workshop between February 27 and March 4.

Performance showcase was on March 4 at Peeru’s Cafe in collaboration with Raafipper Theatre Workshop.

Brief Profile of Selected International Participants

 

To read a report of the collaboration, click here.

To read more about ASSITEJ Pakistan, click here.

Writer-in-Residence in Austria

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Photo: © Moiz Alvi

Eliot Moleba is invited to develop a new play for a young audience by The Federal Chancellery of Austria, in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria. The thematic focus of the piece will be on (im)migration, illegal settlements and occupation. The work will explore how such a dense for-ever-contemporary political topic can be made accessible to a younger audience that is living in a world that is increasingly building walls to separate “them” from the “others”, rather than bridges – interlocutors – to help us overcome these differences.

As part of his stay in Austria, Moleba will also conduct workshops with schools, teaching and training teachers.

To read more about the residency program, click here.

To read more about the school project, click here.

 

COLABNOWNOW

British Council Connect ZA is excited to announce the 15 creatives who will be taking part in ColabNowNow during the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2017!

The selected creatives are:

East Africa

John Magati (KY), Darlyne Komukama (UG), Kampire Bahana(UG).

West Africa

Prince Kojo-Hilton (GH), Mamadou “Papi” Wane (SN), Mukhtara Yussuf (NG).

United Kingdom

Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo (UK), Olivia Mathurin (UK), Nikky Norton Shafau (UK).

Southern Africa

Janus Fouché (ZA), Nyasha Mada Madamombe (ZW), Hugo Mendes (MZ), Candida Merwe (ZA), Eliot Moleba (ZA), Lindokuhle Nkosi (ZA).

Read more about all of the creatives here: https://connectza.tumblr.com/ColabNowNow

Jepchumba (Jepchumba II), the ColabNowNow curator, will be exploring the following themes with the creatives: “ColabNowNow unleashes the best skilled, dangerous minds from Africa to re-imagine future forms of African storytelling by creating an interactive and immersive experience. 10 artists and 5 storytellers from West, East, Southern Africa and UK with multi-disciplinary talents will explore the creation of narratives in a post-screen, post digital world where non-linear is replaced by multi-linear, multi-modal, multi-layered and multi-access; content is scalable both fixed and mobile, across surfaces, across environments, across technologies for Africa!”

This article first appeared here.

Two Young Artists from Cwmbran and South Africa Breaking New Ground with Arad Goch

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There was a lot of excitement and energy in Canolfan Arad Goch throughout March and April, as two young artists, Chris Harris and Eliot Moleba worked on an exciting theatre project based on immigrants and race. Chris from Cwmbran and Eliot from South Africa were working through the 6X1 scheme with Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch until the beginning of April. In that time, the two young artists created a new piece of theatre, and did so by taking advantage of Arad Goch’s facilities and expertise.

Eliot and Chris first met during the International Theatre Festival, Agor Drysau / Opening Doors in 2014 and Eliot Moleba mentions that they’ve wanted to work together since then;

“Since 2014 we’ve been trying to work together. It’s surreal to think, here we are!” (Eliot Moleba)

Eliot Moleba is a 29 year old artist from South Africa who specialises in theatre work. At the moment, Eliot is a Resident Dramaturg with the South African State Theatre. One of his most recent touring productions was The Orphan Of Gaza which toured around South Africa in 201[5].

“It was exciting working on something meaningful which responds to a current global issue” (Eliot Moleba)

Eliot came to know about Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch after being accepted to do a placement with the company during the Agor Drysau Opening Doors festival in 2014. The opportunity was arranged through ASSITEJ (l’Association Internationale du Theatre Pour L’Enfance et La Jeunesse – The International Association Of Theatre For Children and Young People), where Arad Goch’s Creative Director Jeremy Turner was a member.

“We’ve kept in touch since then and are extremely pleased that Eliot is now working with a young Welsh writer and performer, Chris Harris who started his professional career with Arad Goch, after graduating from Aberystwyth University.” (Jeremy Turner)

Chris Harris’ first professional job in the theatre industry was as an actor in Arad Goch’s production Madog. By now, Chris works as an assistant at Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran. As well as this, Chris often works with Sherman Theatre, and has also been working on his own original theatre work. His one-person show Golf Course War Machine opened in Arad Goch and is touring theatres at the moment and there was a reading of his latest drama, which won the Richard Carne Award, Heterochromia on the 26th of April at the Sherman Theatre.

“I love exploring working in a way where language isn’t integral to the storytelling” (Chris Harris)

Chris and Eliot’s project touched on themes such as race, immigrants, childhood and racism and will came to its conclusion with a presentation and discussion of the production at Canolfan Arad Goch.

“Nice to come here in a creative capacity and thankful for the opportunity – it’s very rare to be given a chance like this where you can just explore and play and create something. We’re very grateful for the trust Arad Goch has given us.”

Phone 01970617998 or email carwyn@aradgoch.org for more information.

03/05/2017

This article first appeared here

PlayRiot making waves in big places!

Children’s Monologues

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Four of PlayRiot’s writers will have their work directed by Danny Boyle (director of films like Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting) at the upcoming Children’s Monologues play at the Royal Court Theatre. These monologues will be performed by actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sienna Miller, Josh Hartnett, James McAvoy and others.

Contributing writers include: James Graham, Tanika Gupta MBE, Sir David Hare, Amy Jephta, Neil LaBute, Napo Masheane, Eliot Moleba, Mongiwekhaya, Jack Thorne, Laura Wade, Richard Warlow, Roy Williams OBE.

Read more about the Children’s Monologues here.

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PE GALLWN I HEDFAN / IF I COULD FLY

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~ Invites you to a test performance of ~

PE GALLWN I HEDFAN / IF I COULD FLY

by / gan

Chris Harris & Eliot Moleba

~ A new play for young audiences developed with Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch ~

Friday 31st March / Dydd Gwener 31 Fawrth (3.30pm)

@ Arad Goch, Bath St, Aberystwyth

Following the performance, you will have the opportunity to look at the materials of the rehearsal space and have a chance to discuss the work with the artists.

Anisa and Daf meet for the first time on a beach, two children from very different backgrounds but who both want the same thing – a friend. This is a play for young audiences responding to the refugee settlement in Aberystwyth. 

Please RSVP if you would like to attend the performance:-

couldflyperformance@gmail.com

About the Artists

Chris lives and works in South Wales. He is the recipient of the 2016 Richard Carne Playwriting prize following tuition with Brad Birch at the Sherman Theatre. He was successfully chosen for their playwriting programme TAITH in February 2016. His previous writing credits include ‘Lovely’ (Rehearsed reading, The Other Room, August 2015) and ‘Winona’ (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). He has worked extensively with Monmouthshire County Council on new work for the National Eisteddfod and with Torfaen Borough Council on theatre in education.

Eliot is a playwright and director. His theatre addresses relevant political issues affecting young people today. He is a member of PlatRiot, a collective of playwrights committed to telling bold, contemporary South African story. He holds an honours degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand, where he also completed his M.A. He is currently the resident dramaturge at The South African State Theatre. He was recently one of the playwrights in residence with The Royal Court Theatre, London, ASSITEJ SA’s Inspiring A Generation programme, and an alumni of the Theatre Project with the DO School, Hamburg, Germany.

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