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G7: OKWE-BOKHWE

A new work is being created with the 2017/2018 trainees! Directed by Mandla Mbothwe, this new work is poised to showcase the talent, power and commitment of a new batch of young performers. Okwe-Bokhwe (Like/of a goat) is based on the historical records of the Gugulethu Seven. The Gugulethu Seven were seven young men, members […]

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17th Clanwilliam Arts Project in September

We are under a month away from the THE CLANWILLIAM ARTS PROJECT/ LANTERN FESTIVAL 2017!!! Come the 24th of September facilitators and learners from Magnet Theatre, The UCT Drama Department, The UCT College of Music, School of Dance, The Michaelis School of Fine Art and Jazzart Dance Theatre, will be working with some 700 learners […]

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2 Naledi Nominations for I TURNED AWAY AND SHE WAS GONE

Magnet Theatres’ production directed by Mark Fleishman and featuring Jennie Reznek was nominated for 2 Naledi Awards after its run at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg earlier this year: Best Cutting Edge Production and best Original Sound for Neo Muyanga’s music. Thank you Naledi for the recognition!

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Award for Best Heritage Project 2016

Thank you Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport for acknowledging  Magnet Theatre’s Clanwilliam Arts project with the award for Best Heritage Project for 2017. The award belongs to many…. The Clanwilliam Arts project is made possible by a whole community of wonderful artists and supporters. Thank you to all our funders over the […]

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Mandla Mbothwe is BACK!!

MANDLA MBOTHWE COMES HOME Magnet is thrilled to welcomes back Mandla Mbothwe as the third Artistic Director of Magnet Theatre. Mandla has a long history with Magnet Theatre as a student, director, teacher and trustee.  After gaining invaluable experience and expertise at The Steve Biko Foundation (Artistic Director) and Artscape Theatre (Creative Manager), as well as creating the most groundbreaking, innovative performance […]

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IT IS OUT – order the Magnet Theatre book now!!

“Cape Town’s Magnet Theatre has been a force in South African theater for three decades, a crucial space for theater, education, performance, and community throughout a turbulent period in South African history. Offering a dialogue between internal and external perspectives, as well as perspectives from performers, artists, and scholars, this book analyzes Magnet’s many productions […]

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Children’s Radio Foundation interview with Magnet Theatre Trainees

In this radio workshop, trainees on the Magnet Theatre two-year-long Full Time Training and Job Creation Programme speak about the effect that Magnet has had on their lives, touching on themes of personal engagement, empowerment, and what the idea of youth means to them. Magnet Theatre’s two year training programme is made possible by NLDTF, Rand Merchant Bank, […]

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Magnet Theatre has 18A Status!

Magnet Theatre has successful applied for and been granted 18A status by SARS.  This means that anyone who donates to Magnet Theatre, is exempt from paying tax on the donation. An incentive to support the arts and the young people we work with who commit to making theatre against the most extraordinary odds.

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