UPCOMING SHOWS : BROWSE & BOOK

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Performed by Toni Morkel. Directed by Sylvaine Strike. Created by Sylvaine & Toni
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It has a name… But CK spends her childhood convinced that she’ll be committed if anyone finds out… so she counts… Counts to contain…

 

Toni and director, Sylvaine Strike, have woven together a compelling narrative exploring the life of fictional character, CK, a little girl burdened by the pathological carelessness of her parents.

 

CK goes through her journey with her loyal dog, Luigi, who is always by her side, keeping cavey as she digs through everything carefully.

 

The material for Cottonwool Kid is garnered and loosely based on Toni Morkel’s autobiographical material.


R120 online. R 140 at the door. R 100 block booking 

Booking is advised. 






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Sun 18th Nov 3:30pm R140 (R120 online): Hurry! Only 9 tickets left!

Theatre • Running Time: 50 mins
Written and Directed by Khutjo Green | Performed by Dineo Lusenga
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Following the success of this show's debut earlier this year, we are bringing it back for another run!

A sketch comedy about the fabulous, stylish and independent serial Maid of Honour Mandisa Sithole. While she is busy creating unforgettable weddings for her close friends and clientele, everyone around her, especially her nagging mother, wonder when it’ll be her day. Bonolo calls her a gamophobe, whilst her other friend Nthabiseng completely understands and respects the arrangement she has with her man.

Mandisa fears the day when Thabang proposes, will she say yes or no?





Book for Mirage by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 22nd Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 23rd Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 24th Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 25th Nov 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

True Contemporary Storytelling • Running Time: 70 mins
Hosted by Lebogang Mogashoa
Warning: 16+ mature content
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Joburg's only real true life storytelling show... 

Where we share everything from the strange and embarrassing to the absolutely absurd. Less like a campfire and more like a dinner party... with a lot of wine, where the truth really flows... 

For our final event of the year, we are putting together a curated line up of the best stories & storytellers of 2018, from our workshops, slam nights & dinner parties. 

The theme is : What happened to me in 2018
Storytellers to be announced.

Bring all your friends, and your full range of emotions!

The Storytellers Series aims to create a place for sharing New South African Stories, any stories. Each show is hosted by Lebogang Mogashoa 

ABOUT LEBO MOGASHOA:
Lebo was born in 1985, in Johannesburg. He grew up in a small village, then a bigger one, followed by an all-boys Catholic boarding school and finally my big move into Cape Town where he completed a Film and Media undergrad degree. He then headed to Korea to teach English where he started his story telling series “When we were nearly Young”, which developed a cult following. He returned to Johannesburg in 2013, and has been presenting the same series in partnership with POPArt. He is currently writing for TV on hit shows "The Queen" and "The River". 



Book for SERURUBELE : The Storytellers Series: Best of 2018 by clicking this button:
Tue 27th Nov 8pm R120 (R100 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Created by Maude Sandham and Nicola Pilkington Directed by Nicola Pilkington Performed by Maude Sandham Designed by Nicola Pilkington and Julian August Commissioned and produced by Wits Theatre
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A poignant story about a family, a father, a husband and a man who kept a secret for 60 years.

In this one-woman play based on true events, Maude excavates the life of her grandfather, Alan Sandham: She uncovers the layers of myth and memory and what he kept in the shadows.

Tracks was the commissioned work for the 2017 So Solo Festival at Wits Theatre, and ran at the National Arts Festival in 2018, as part of the STAGED Showcase presented by UJ Arts and Culture.

“The human interest of a story beautifully told holds the audience spellbound ...” -Moira Swardt, 2017

“The revelation of the secret is the nub of the play and it is evolved in layers of devastating subtlety that give voice to the depth of value in a sense of belonging... Unflinching yet vitally important in saying what it does, it is a play of this nature, crafted with a keen sense of aesthetics and a potent understanding of the magic of storytelling that makes you remember what theatre is all about.” - Robyn Sassen, 2017

“Maude courageously traverses the tracks to piece together the identity of her grandfather, Alan Sandham... It’s a big story of repression and redemption, beautifully staged and performed.” - Alastair Findlay, 2017





Book for TRACKS by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 29th Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 30th Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 1st Dec 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 2nd Dec 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Dance | Theatre • Running Time: 45 mins
Direction by Shanell Winlock Pailman Dramaturgey by Billy Langa Choreographed and performed by Teresa Phuti Mojela Costume & Set Design by MERRY K Lighting Design by Josias Mashiane| Music by Ntsika Ngxanga and Liso Somila Toyi Voice Overs by Nazia Mojela, Boikanyo Lekarapa and Tumelo Mhlongo
Warning: +16 Mature Content
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LEGAGA:  an exploration of memory, dreams and nightmares told through movement, song and text.

Inspired by Phuti’s personal journey as performer and woman, LEGAGA takes us through a journey from childhood to adulthood, a rite of passage and its complexities, difficulties, rejections and tragedies.

LEGAGA was first premiered at My Body My Space Rural Festival in Mpumalanga, then performed at Makhukhanye Art Room in Khayelitsha at Abongile Kroza One Handers Festival in 2017.  

Teresa Phuti Mojela

Mojela started her acting and dancing career in 1999 with a community group called Township Mirror Theatre Group based in Tembisa under the leadership of Oupa China Malatjie. Mojela studied drama at Paul Rapetsoa’s Institute of Dramatic Arts from 2005-2006. Then in 2008 was a student at Inzalo Dance Theatre. In 2009 she was a trainee at Tribhangi Dance Theatre where she trained in different Indian dance styles and later in the same year performed in Thabo Rapoo’s Sehume Tlokweng for Dance Umbrella doing Praise and Song. In 2010 she was featured in Luyanda Sidiya’s Indlela for Dance Umbrella. In 2010-2014 she was a senior dance company member under the leadership of Gregory Maqoma the founder and CEO of Vuyani Dance Company and was also a dance teacher for Outreach Children’s program and Vuyani Saturday Academy. Then 2015 she was a teacher and a dancer at moving into dance Mophatong.

Teresa worked with different choreographers and directors such as James Ngcobo , Jerry Mofokeng , Shanell Winlock, Robyn Orlin, Jayspree Moopen , Margaret Mokoka ,Mark Hawkens, Moeketsi Koena, Alfred Hinkel, Silvia “magogo” Glasser the founder of Moving Into Dance Mophatong and Florent Mahoukou from Congo Brazzaville to mention only a few.

LEGAGA was crafted through a collaborative effort: Choreographed and performed by Teresa Phuti Mojela; directed and mentored by award-winning dancer and choreographer, Shanell Winlock Pailman; with music composed by Ntsika Fana Ngxanga, member of the popular acapella trio The Soil, and Liso Somila Toyi.

The concept compiled by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana and dramaturge, Billy Langa.

After being part of the Artists In Residency by the Forgotten Angles Theatre Collaborative at Ebhudlweni Art Centre in Mpumalanga Province, Phuti found a platform, space and time to further interrogate her own voice.

Photographs by Xolani Tulumani




Book for LEGAGA by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 6th Dec 8pm R120 (R100 online) Fri 7th Dec 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sat 8th Dec 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sun 9th Dec 3:30pm R120 (R100 online)

Stand Up comedy • Running Time: 90 mins
Etienne Davids
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The time has come for the debut one man comedy show of Etienne Davids.

We are taken on a journey growing up in the ever-changing South Africa, through the eyes of a ‘coloured’ boy who becomes a brown man. Anecdotal stories, incredible accents and crazy imitations can be expected while treated to some original music.

A story teller with some stories he cant wait to tell you.





Book for Etienne Davids : Zero Balance by clicking this button:
Sun 9th Dec 7:30pm R150 (R120 online)

Stand Up comedy / Theatre • Running Time: 80 mins
Phillip Dikotla
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This festive season, for one day only, Phillip Dikotla visits POPArt with his new One man Stand-up Comedy Show; STAGETIME- A term often used in comedy by comic’s, to kind-of-define the fun, funny, challenging, authentic, dead, and crazy process that comics often go through in search of their voice and craft.

Here, Dikotla intimately takes us in and out of the world of comedy in his everyday-everyman-like demeanour. His narrative, edgy, self-depreciative humour, brilliant delivery, and performance of his story-like jokes, that boldly favours authenticity over likability, sets him apart from an array of rising comedians in South Africa. Phillip Dikotla gives a fresh, woke-ish and intellectual-like view on our everyday experiences and conversations. Finally, a comedian with some-sot-of… -ish !!

Phillip Dikotla is a South African Comedian. He became the youngest Olive Shrine Award recipient for drama at the age of 25. He is a Fleur Du Cap award winner. A Naledi Theatre, Standard Bank Ovation award winner. He has also been a recipient of the Arts & Culture Trust Impact Award. Phillip has toured internationally showcasing some of his renowned Plays.

Tickets are R 80 online. R 100 at the door





Book for Phillip Dikotla "STAGETIME" tour by clicking this button:
Sun 16th Dec 8pm R100 (R80 online)