19 May: Focus Day Theatre as Education


This focus day seeks to find the ways that theatre can be in and of itself educational - through defining a broader concept for what we mean by “education” and by understanding theatre as a holistic practice which stimulates and engages multiple intelligences, providing a way into “learning how to learn”. It seeks to explore aspects of theatre mediation, and how these connect to more traditional theatre in education approaches.

09h00 - 10h00

City Hall Grand Hall 


10h00 - 11h00

City Hall Grand Hall


11h30 - 13h00

City Hall Seminar Room 1


11h30 - 13h00

City Hall Seminar Room 2


14h00 - 16h00

City Hall Grand Hall


16h30 - 18h00

City Hall Seminar Room 1


16h30 - 1800

City Hall Grand Hall



Plenary/Welcome - Welcome by UCT; Keynote Address: Revitalizing ‘African’ traditional dances for young audiences through watching music videos by Vicensia Shule (Tanzania)



All from One: Humanity's Shared Origins - Presentation and Demonstration with Robert Blumenschine (USA) and Andrea Leenen (SA) from PAST


The importance of the arts for learning - Paper discussion with Ms Terri Elliott (SA), Ms Tamara Goldbogen (USA), Ms Alison Green (SA) and Ms Margot Wood (SA)


How we speak about Theatre for Young Audiences?
Workshop with Jonas Feller (Germany), after which delegates see Animal Farm
2 Day Workshop (continued at 20 May 11h30-13h00)


The arts/drama as an integrated mode of learning - Paper discussion with Jefferson Dirks-Korkee (SA), Fahimeh Masoomzadeh (Iran), Dr Mignon van Vreden (SA), Selloane Mokuku (SA) and Bridgette van Leuven (Australia)


Crossing the river- towards an emerging pedagogy for integrating arts and maths  - Seminar with Professor Kennedy Chinyowa (Zimbabwe), Dr Tsholofelo Maforah (SA), Selloane Mokuku (SA), and Professor Willy Mwakapenda


Theatre in and as education - Paper discussion with Gry Worre Hallberg (Denmark), Lucia Rackova (CR) and Smriti Sharma (India)

Focus Day Productions:

10h00   80min - Pockets of Knowledge - City Hall Theatre 2

12h00   60min - Making Mandela - City Hall Theatre 1

19h30   90 min - Animal Farm - Artscape Theatre

Other productions to see if you’re interested in Theatre as/and Education

  • Phefumla
  • Pim and Theo
  • Seedfolks
  • Soro et le Grain de Maïs Magique
  • The Kids from Amandla Street
  • The Underground Library