Category Archives: International Collaboration

Urgent Call to African Artists

Urgent to ALL!

Please tell us, as African artists (and especially French-speaking artists) why do you make work for young audiences and what is most important in your work? Please offer us a short paragraph-lengt h answers. These are for a composite article in the ASSITEJ international magazine for 2013 which will be available in Linz. It will be in French and English so you can send responses in either language. Include some high quality photos of your production(s).

Email your response to Marisa Gimenez Cacho at marisagcacho@yahoo.com.mx

Please share this with as many friends and families of artists who do a lot of work with children. Thank you!

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Contact Details

Dear all,

Please note that I have finally set up new email accounts (under my domain).

So from now on whenever you need to contact me, please use the details below:

For potential collaborations and general enquiries:

Email: info(at)eliotmoleba(dot)com

I look forward to interacting with you all!

Pictures: The Man In The Green Jacket (Stage reading)

These photos were taken by David Ceruti.

The reading was staged at the Wits Nunnery on the 4th of March 2013.

 

About Eliot Moleba

This is a picture of me and some crazy people in Cameroon. It was a group of artists from around Africa last year. We meet again this October to create a new play for young audiences.

I’m a playwright, theatre-maker and director. I am very passionate about storytelling and I believe we, as people, are made up of no more than a collection of stories. They shape and influence who I was, I am and will be. It is through our stories that we remind ourselves and each other what it means to share, experience and embrace our common humanity.

Follow me on my blog/website:

eliotmoleba.com

Let’s make a new story!

British Council callout for playwrights

New writing opportunity with international theatre, Royal Court
Applications deadline Sunday 14 April 2013.

The British Council is offering South African playwrights the opportunity to work with one of the UK’s leading national theatre companies for a new writing project. There are 12 places for emerging playwrights who can show evidence of a track record of writing plays regardless of whether they have been published or performed. The applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of representatives of the British Council, Royal Court and South African theatre professionals.

Royal Court will travel to South Africa to host the workshop (held in Magaliesburg from 6 July to 14 July) which aims of to support each playwright in writing a new contemporary play. The workshop will be designed for the needs of each writer, explore individual interests, and by the end of the week each writer will be asked to propose an outline of a new idea for a contemporary and original play.

Following the workshop, the participants will be asked to submit their play to the Royal Court who will continue to work with playwrights over the coming two years to develop the plays.

The London-based Royal Court runs long-term play development projects in many different countries, helping to stimulate new writing across the globe.

MAKING AN APPLICATION

Please send your application, with the below items, to Lois Anguria (lois.anguria@britishcouncil.org.za):

  • a brief statement (motivation letter) of why you would like to attend the workshop
  • a single page CV including your date of birth and gender
  • one scene from a recent play you have written and a synopsis of that play
  • two letters of recommendation.

We ask that the application be in English and the workshop will be conducted in English but samples of your work can be written in any language and we will arrange for appropriate translations to be made.

DEADLINES

12 March 2013 – Open call
14 April 2013 – Application deadline
7 May 2013 – Announce participants
6 July – 14 July 2013 – Workshops

There will also be further activities beyond the workshops, so by applying you are committing yourself to being involved in the project for up to two years.

FURTHER INFORMATION
The workshop will be a residential in Magaliesburg, South Africafrom 6 – 13 July 2013. Accommodation, food and workshop spaces will be provided.The British Council office in Johannesburg will facilitate travel.

CONTACT
Please contact Lois Anguria, British Council South Africa, on lois.anguria@britishcouncil.org.za or011 560 9340 if you have any further queries.

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our 7,000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes. We earn over 75 per cent of our annual turnover of nearly £700 million form services which customers pay for, education and development contracts we bid for and from partnerships. A UK government grant provides the remaining 25 per cent. We match every £1 of core public funding with over £3 earned in pursuit of charitable purpose. For more information please visit www.britishcouncil.org. You can also keep in touch with the British Council through www.twitter.com/britishcouncil and www.blog.britishcouncil.org.

D&F Academy: The Theater Project

Are you excited about reaching out to people through the medium of theater? Do you want to start a venture that will impact people in your home country? Then apply for the unique one year D&F Academy Theater Project with German director Nils Daniel Finckh and other eminent experts.

Come to the D&F Academy Hamburg for ten weeks and learn how to write and stage a theater piece. During the subsequent ten months you will create your own venture in your home country as part of the D&F Academy DreamMaker Program.

Starting in April 2013, up to 20 Fellows from all around the globe will learn from their Project Friend Nils Daniel Finckh how to create a theater play and how theater can facilitate positive social change. As a Fellow, you will have the unique opportunity to meet experts and practitioners – from actors, directors, and writers to costume designers and activists – to learn about all aspects of creating a play, and about the social impact that theater can have when it addresses both current and universal issues. At the conclusion of your ten weeks in Hamburg, you will return home and, with the support of the innovative online curriculum and an experienced mentor, implement a project idea you are passionate about.

The prestigious D&F Academy Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young people aged 18 to 28 who are eager to make a change. To apply for a D&F Fellowship for the Theater Project, you must submit your application by January 7th, 2013

at www.dfacademy.org.