21 May: Focus Day Theatre for Healing

Theatre for Healing explores the relationship between social transformation and healing. Participants will engage in processes and debates about the transformative power of the arts. The day is curated in a way that provides a rite of passage, space for action and reflection about arts, change and ethics.

 

GUGA S'THEBE CULTURAL HUB

Plenary / Welcome - Facilitated by Faith Busika and Warren Nebe (SA)

 

 

Youth, Well-being, and the Arts - Symposium led by Dr Stephanie Woodson (USA), with Christopher Weise (USA), Ji Sun Myung (S Korea), and Erik Villiers (USA)

 

Long Table: Mental Health, Arts Therapy and Change - Public debate led by Erwin Maas (USA) and Dr Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (SA), with Kamal Naran (SA), Timira Gupta (India) and Pamela Udoka (Nigeria)

 

Using Art, Music, and Drama to heal - Workshop with Timira Gupta (India)

 

Theater as a laboratory for reconciliation - Workshop with Hector Aristizabal (USA)

 

 

The Invisible Prison - Workshop with Thembile Tshuma (SA)

 

 

Ritual closing - Led by Drama For Life 

 

 

09h00 - 09h30

Guga S'thebe OutdoorAmphitheatre

 

10h00 - 12h00

Guga S'thebe The Dome

 

11h30 - 13h00

Guga S'thebe Langa Old Post Office

 

14h00 - 16h00

Guga S'thebe The Dome

 

14h00 - 17h00

Guga S'thebe Langa Old Post office

 

14h00 - 17h00

Guga S'thebe Langa Dompas Museum Office

 

17h50 - 18h30

Guga S'thebe Main Stage

18h30 Bus departs

 

Focus Day Productions

9h30-18h00 - Guga S’Thebe Live – a celebration of local performance - Guga S’thebe                                      Outdoor Amphitheatre

10h00   60min - Making Mandela - Guga S’Thebe Theatre

14h00   60min - Our House - Guga S’Thebe Theatre

17h00   45min - Insta-Grammar - Guga S’Thebe Theatre

 ITHEMBA LABANTU CULTURAL HUB   

Plenary/Welcome - Led by Drama for Life

 

 

 

Presentations: The Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam/ Using process drama in dealing with race and memory among born frees
Discussions of papers led by Katherine Norman (USA) and Tebogo Radebe (SA)

 

Educational Drama as Therapy - Discussion of paper led by Eunice Uwadinma-Idemudia Adeighon (Nigeria)

 

 

Production ‘Maimane’ & Post show discussion dialogue - Led by Drama for Life

 

 

 

Introduction to Playback Theatre - Introductory workshop facilitated by Cherea Halle (SA) and Bongi Legoge Zulu (SA)

 

 

The story of underprivileged youth growing up in the dark shadows of Apartheid - Presentation led by Phefumla team: Mariken Lauvstad (Norway) & Thando Doni (SA)

 

Ritual closing - Facilitated by Warren Nebe (SA)

 

 

09h00 - 09h45

iThemba Labantu Primary School Classroom 1

 

10h00 - 11h15

iThemba Labantu Primary School Classroom 1

 

11h30 - 13h00

iThemba Labantu Rondavel

 

14h00 - 16h00

iThemba Labantu Primary School Classroom 1

 

14h00 - 17h00

iThemba Labantu Primary School Classroom 2

 

15h30 - 16h30

iThemba Labantu Primary School Classroom 3

 

18h00 - 18h30

iThemba Labantu Primary School Classroom 1

18h30 Bus departs

 

Focus Day Productions

9h30-18h00 - iThemba Labantu Live– a celebration of local performance - iThemba                            Labantu Outdoor Courtyard

10h00  -  60min - Panali Panali - iThemba Labantu - The Church

14h00  -  60min - Maimane! - iThemba Labantu - The Church

17h00  -  60min - Phefumla / Breathe -  iThemba Labantu - The Church

 

Other productions to see if you’re interested in Theatre for Healing

  • Full Moon
  • It’s Dark Outside
  • Karoo Moose
  • No Fun ction AlL anguage
  • Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter With The End Of The World
  • Us/Them