SCOOP is the first ever South African baby play for mothers and babies between the ages of 2 weeks to 12 months. This play is performed in a self-contained tent, a relaxing space, and fits 6 moms and babies at a time. With the use of sounds, songs, lights and textures, babies are taken on an enchanting journey crafted to delight, surprise and soothe. Through intensive interaction with the babies, the four performers reveal innovative ways to connect and communicate with infants. The performance is 20 minutes long with 15 minutes play time after.


Nolufefe Ntshuntshe

Jason Jacobs

Indalo Stofile

Sivuyile Dunjwa

Directed by: Koleka Putuma

Under the guidance of Jennie Reznek

Design by: Nicola Daitz

See research documentary on impact of Baby Theatre on fathers and Babies:

Created with the input of Anna Newell from Replay Theatre Company in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

With the support of the SA-UK Seasons 2014&2015.
For this project, Magnet Theatre was supported by the National Arts Council Flagship grant.

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