In 2015, POPArt launched POPArt Productions : an content hub for the creation and development of new South African entertainment pieces. We specialise in theatre productions, but are also producing content within the POPArt collective. Here’s a look at some of POPArt’s in house productions:
ERROR SA COMEDY
(available for schools tours : English & Drama Curriculum)
Developed in collaboration with director, Kwasha Drama Company & The Market Theatre Laboratory. Based on Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”
A play within a play: A South African acting troupe is rehearsing Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Rehearsal takes an unexpected turn when the “director” attempts to shift the performances toward the West’s standard of authenticity.
Directed by Christopher D Betts (recipient of the Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellowship at New York University)
Performed by Balindile ka Ngcobo, Khanyisile Ngwabe, Lesego Chabedi, Mathews Rantsoma, Millicent Tintswalo and Sinenehlanhla Mgeyi
Presented in collaboration with the Centre for the Less Good Idea
Written by: Samuel Beckett (about the piece)
Performed by: Patricia Boyer | Coached by : Gretha Brazelle
IN BOCCA AL LUPO
Funded by POPArt Productions & The National Arts Festival with support from The Arts & Culture Trust and Nedbank Arts Affinity
Jemma Khan brings us the final instalment of her bewitching kamishibai series: An epic journey into the mouth of the wolf
Directed by: Jane Taylor
Written by: Jemma Kahn & Tertius Kapp | Performed by: Jemma Kahn
STATUS: On Tour
Winner: Standard Bank Silver Ovation award 2015.
7 Deadly Sins. 7 writers. 7 new stories. Jemma Kahn and her irreverent side-kick return in the eagerly anticipated follow up to the international cult hit The Epicene Butcher with stories that seduce the sinless and astonish the immoral. It’s unmissable and definitely not for children. Unless you are an awful parent.
Directed by: Lindiwe Matshikiza
Written by: Tertius Kapp, Rosa Lyster, Lebogang Mogashoa, Nicholas Spagnoletti, Louis Viljoen and Justin Oswald
Starring: Jemma Kahn and Roberto Pombo
A satirical and sometimes scathing look at the world of the woman’s magazines with all of it’s insistencies, fallacies and general nonsense.
Directed by : Orly Shapiro
Written by: Gwydion Beynon
Performed by: Hayleigh Evans & Rachael Neary
THE REAL DIRT
Within a two year period that coincided with his thirtieth birthday, Lebogang Mogashoa moved countries, lost a parent, and changed careers. He insisted that he was fine; all he needed was chardonnay, an entire carrot cake and a good night’s sleep – every single day. Until he was mugged at gun point just before his thirty-first birthday. He suddenly found himself buried under the weight of three decade’s worth of terrifying experiences. In The Real Dirt, he examines some of those experiences through gratifyingly personal and hilarious stories that arrive at a satisfying moment of human connection, and an Apple product.
Directed by : Hayleigh Evans
Written & performed by: Lebogang Mogashoa
‘Tell Me About It’ is an all new web series brought to you by POPart and AltEye productions. Basically, if you want to know what’s hot on stage right now, this is what you should be watching on your computer…
Tune in to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL to see interviews with: Lionel Newton, Andrew Buckland, Derek Watts and the Sunday Blues, Tara Notcutt, Conrad Koch, Sne Dlala and many more…
* More info on our next projects coming soon