Craft Bites 2024/2025

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Ayanda Haas has been selected to participate in Craft Bites, a Playwrights Guild of Canada programme.

Ayanda Haas is a developing writer, a growing actor, a passionate shadow puppeteer and an art teacher. He graduated from Magnet Theatre's trainee programme in 2014 and he is the writer of Tiro's Toughloop Testimony which he wrote in 2020 and which scooped three awards at the Baxter Theatre's Zabalaza Festival: Best Actor, Best Script and Finest of the Festival. The production went on to receive three nominations at the Fleur Du Cap awards. Tiro's Toughloop Testimony took part at Iphulo (Eastern Cape) and Botho (Limpopo) Art Festivals.

'In all walks of life, I believe, for a complete communication of an idea, nothing surpasses a dramatic representation of that idea you want to convey. I believe that as artists we are duty bound to always challenge the unchallengeable and inspire the uninspired.'

What's On

Babah-Go-Round

Sun 14th Jul 10am
Sun 14th Jul 2pm


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The Tides in Me(dea)

Wed 17th Jul 7pm
Thu 18th Jul 7pm
Fri 19th Jul 7pm
Sat 20th Jul 2:30pm
Sat 20th Jul 7pm


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Monika, it's Me

Fri 26th Jul 7pm
Sat 27th Jul 2pm
Sat 27th Jul 7pm
Sun 28th Jul 5pm


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Uhambo - The Travelling

Thu 1st Aug 7pm
Fri 2nd Aug 7pm
Sat 3rd Aug 2:30pm
Sat 3rd Aug 7pm


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Wrong Faces

Fri 9th Aug 7:30pm
Sat 10th Aug 7:30pm


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The Agents

Mon 19th Aug 7pm
Tue 20th Aug 7pm
Wed 21st Aug 7pm
Sat 24th Aug 8:15pm
Sun 25th Aug 4pm


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Fallen (and I can't get up)

Fri 23rd Aug 7pm
Sat 24th Aug 2pm
Sat 24th Aug 7pm


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His TEN Fingers!

Tue 27th Aug 7pm
Wed 28th Aug 7pm
Thu 29th Aug 7pm
Fri 30th Aug 7pm
Sat 31st Aug 7pm


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Off Balance

Tue 3rd Sep 7pm
Wed 4th Sep 7pm
Thu 5th Sep 7pm
Fri 6th Sep 7pm
Sat 7th Sep 3pm
Sat 7th Sep 8pm


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14

Jul

Babah-Go-Round

  • Sunday
  • 10:00
  • Developed and Performed by Schoemé STEENKAMP | Musical direction by Hilletje Möller BASHEW | Produced by PuppeTrix

A theatre experience for babies (4-24 months old) and their caregivers. Tickets R120 for 1 baby/1 caregiver combo.

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14

Jul

Babah-Go-Round

  • Sunday
  • 14:00
  • Developed and Performed by Schoemé STEENKAMP | Musical direction by Hilletje Möller BASHEW | Produced by PuppeTrix

A theatre experience for babies (4-24 months old) and their caregivers. Tickets R120 for 1 baby/1 caregiver combo.

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14

Jul

The Reading Room - Karoo as Character

  • Sunday
  • 18:00
  • Curated by Ydalie TURK

The Reading Room Playreading series presents Landscape as Character: the Karoo | Tickets R100

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17

Jul

The Tides in Me(dea)

  • Wednesday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Devised by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Neo GUMEDE, Olwethu KUNENE, Grace LORENZO, Lebohang MATSIMELA, Aman NGEMA, Olwethu NTANJANA-MAPISA, Deborah-Keir PAULSEN, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH, Yolanda NTANYANA | Directed by Chuma SOPOTELA | Performed by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Aman NGEMA, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH and Yolanda NTANYANA | Projections by Grace LORENZO | Costumes and Set by Cast & CTDPS | Presented in collaboration with The Mothertongue Project

A contemporary reimagining of an Ancient Greek classic, asking where the South African Medea’s voice lies and can it be heard? Tickets R100

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18

Jul

The Tides in Me(dea)

  • Thursday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Devised by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Neo GUMEDE, Olwethu KUNENE, Grace LORENZO, Lebohang MATSIMELA, Aman NGEMA, Olwethu NTANJANA-MAPISA, Deborah-Keir PAULSEN, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH, Yolanda NTANYANA | Directed by Chuma SOPOTELA | Performed by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Aman NGEMA, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH and Yolanda NTANYANA | Projections by Grace LORENZO | Costumes and Set by Cast & CTDPS | Presented in collaboration with The Mothertongue Project

A contemporary reimagining of an Ancient Greek classic, asking where the South African Medea’s voice lies and can it be heard? Tickets R100

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19

Jul

The Tides in Me(dea)

  • Friday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Devised by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Neo GUMEDE, Olwethu KUNENE, Grace LORENZO, Lebohang MATSIMELA, Aman NGEMA, Olwethu NTANJANA-MAPISA, Deborah-Keir PAULSEN, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH, Yolanda NTANYANA | Directed by Chuma SOPOTELA | Performed by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Aman NGEMA, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH and Yolanda NTANYANA | Projections by Grace LORENZO | Costumes and Set by Cast & CTDPS | Presented in collaboration with The Mothertongue Project

A contemporary reimagining of an Ancient Greek classic, asking where the South African Medea’s voice lies and can it be heard? Tickets R100

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20

Jul

The Tides in Me(dea)

  • Saturday
  • 14:30
  • Written and Devised by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Neo GUMEDE, Olwethu KUNENE, Grace LORENZO, Lebohang MATSIMELA, Aman NGEMA, Olwethu NTANJANA-MAPISA, Deborah-Keir PAULSEN, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH, Yolanda NTANYANA | Directed by Chuma SOPOTELA | Performed by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Aman NGEMA, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH and Yolanda NTANYANA | Projections by Grace LORENZO | Costumes and Set by Cast & CTDPS | Presented in collaboration with The Mothertongue Project

A contemporary reimagining of an Ancient Greek classic, asking where the South African Medea’s voice lies and can it be heard? Tickets R100

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20

Jul

The Tides in Me(dea)

  • Saturday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Devised by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Neo GUMEDE, Olwethu KUNENE, Grace LORENZO, Lebohang MATSIMELA, Aman NGEMA, Olwethu NTANJANA-MAPISA, Deborah-Keir PAULSEN, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH, Yolanda NTANYANA | Directed by Chuma SOPOTELA | Performed by Hope BANDA, Lutho BOOI, Aman NGEMA, Lunga RUBULUZA, Nicole SMITH and Yolanda NTANYANA | Projections by Grace LORENZO | Costumes and Set by Cast & CTDPS | Presented in collaboration with The Mothertongue Project

A contemporary reimagining of an Ancient Greek classic, asking where the South African Medea’s voice lies and can it be heard? Tickets R100

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26

Jul

Monika, it's Me

  • Friday
  • 19:00
  • Directed by Jenine COLLOCOTT | Performed by Klara VAN WYK | All Design - Collaborative

A Tragic-Comic performance based on the principles of contemporary clowning. Expect excellent tips on egg-making, funeral planning and the gentle art of Swedish death cleaning. Tickets R120

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27

Jul

Monika, it's Me

  • Saturday
  • 14:00
  • Directed by Jenine COLLOCOTT | Performed by Klara VAN WYK | All Design - Collaborative

A Tragic-Comic performance based on the principles of contemporary clowning. Expect excellent tips on egg-making, funeral planning and the gentle art of Swedish death cleaning. Tickets R120

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27

Jul

Monika, it's Me

  • Saturday
  • 19:00
  • Directed by Jenine COLLOCOTT | Performed by Klara VAN WYK | All Design - Collaborative

A Tragic-Comic performance based on the principles of contemporary clowning. Expect excellent tips on egg-making, funeral planning and the gentle art of Swedish death cleaning. Tickets R120

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28

Jul

Monika, it's Me

  • Sunday
  • 17:00
  • Directed by Jenine COLLOCOTT | Performed by Klara VAN WYK | All Design - Collaborative

A Tragic-Comic performance based on the principles of contemporary clowning. Expect excellent tips on egg-making, funeral planning and the gentle art of Swedish death cleaning. Tickets R120

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1

Aug

Uhambo - The Travelling

  • Thursday
  • 19:00
  • Created and performed by Buhle T STEFANE | Projection by Buhle T STEFANE | Dramaturgy by Qondiswa JAMES & Jennie REZNEK | Lightning Design by Themba STEWART | Thanks to Simon FORD for his artworks | Phakamani WAKA for photography | Hansie VISAGIE | Nomakrestu XAKATHUGAGA | Sheryl BUCKLEY for poster design

Uhambo - The Travelling is a dark psyche-thriller. Tickets R80.

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2

Aug

Uhambo - The Travelling

  • Friday
  • 19:00
  • Created and performed by Buhle T STEFANE | Projection by Buhle T STEFANE | Dramaturgy by Qondiswa JAMES & Jennie REZNEK | Lightning Design by Themba STEWART | Thanks to Simon FORD for his artworks | Phakamani WAKA for photography | Hansie VISAGIE | Nomakrestu XAKATHUGAGA | Sheryl BUCKLEY for poster design

Uhambo - The Travelling is a dark psyche-thriller. Tickets R80.

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3

Aug

Uhambo - The Travelling

  • Saturday
  • 14:30
  • Created and performed by Buhle T STEFANE | Projection by Buhle T STEFANE | Dramaturgy by Qondiswa JAMES & Jennie REZNEK | Lightning Design by Themba STEWART | Thanks to Simon FORD for his artworks | Phakamani WAKA for photography | Hansie VISAGIE | Nomakrestu XAKATHUGAGA | Sheryl BUCKLEY for poster design

Uhambo - The Travelling is a dark psyche-thriller. Tickets R80.

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3

Aug

Uhambo - The Travelling

  • Saturday
  • 19:00
  • Created and performed by Buhle T STEFANE | Projection by Buhle T STEFANE | Dramaturgy by Qondiswa JAMES & Jennie REZNEK | Lightning Design by Themba STEWART | Thanks to Simon FORD for his artworks | Phakamani WAKA for photography | Hansie VISAGIE | Nomakrestu XAKATHUGAGA | Sheryl BUCKLEY for poster design

Uhambo - The Travelling is a dark psyche-thriller. Tickets R80.

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9

Aug

Wrong Faces

  • Friday
  • 19:30
  • Written, Directed and Performed by Alex SILBERBAUER | Performed with Jason BAILEY

People look at people, people notice things about people. Tickets R100

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10

Aug

Wrong Faces

  • Saturday
  • 19:30
  • Written, Directed and Performed by Alex SILBERBAUER | Performed with Jason BAILEY

People look at people, people notice things about people. Tickets R100

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10

Aug

Pantsula Dance Workshop

  • Saturday
  • 12:00
  • Taught by TSHOLO4ELO

The Pantsula Dance class, exploring vibrant pantsula footwork technique. Perfect for dancers between beginner and advanced levels. Fee R150 for a 90 minute class.

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17

Aug

The Reading Room - Young, Gifted and Written onto Stage

  • Saturday
  • 18:00
  • Curated by Faye KABALI-KAGWA | Directed by Ketsia VELPAHI

The Reading Room Playreading Series presents Young, Gifted and Written onto Stage | Tickets R100

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19

Aug

The Agents

  • Monday
  • 19:00
  • Devised, written and performed by Kyla DAVIS, Lisa Derryn OVERY and Roberto POMBO | Directed by Toni MORKEL | Sound Design by Roberto POMBO

Hey Cape Town! The Agents have landed in your neighbourhood. Let’s Get You Moving! | Tickets R180 | Block Book 10+ R110

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20

Aug

The Agents

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00
  • Devised, written and performed by Kyla DAVIS, Lisa Derryn OVERY and Roberto POMBO | Directed by Toni MORKEL | Sound Design by Roberto POMBO

Hey Cape Town! The Agents have landed in your neighbourhood. Let’s Get You Moving! | Tickets R180 | Block Book 10+ R110

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21

Aug

The Agents

  • Wednesday
  • 19:00
  • Devised, written and performed by Kyla DAVIS, Lisa Derryn OVERY and Roberto POMBO | Directed by Toni MORKEL | Sound Design by Roberto POMBO

Hey Cape Town! The Agents have landed in your neighbourhood. Let’s Get You Moving! | Tickets R180 | Block Book 10+ R110

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24

Aug

The Agents

  • Saturday
  • 20:15
  • Devised, written and performed by Kyla DAVIS, Lisa Derryn OVERY and Roberto POMBO | Directed by Toni MORKEL | Sound Design by Roberto POMBO

Hey Cape Town! The Agents have landed in your neighbourhood. Let’s Get You Moving! | Tickets R180 | Block Book 10+ R110

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25

Aug

The Agents

  • Sunday
  • 16:00
  • Devised, written and performed by Kyla DAVIS, Lisa Derryn OVERY and Roberto POMBO | Directed by Toni MORKEL | Sound Design by Roberto POMBO

Hey Cape Town! The Agents have landed in your neighbourhood. Let’s Get You Moving! | Tickets R180 | Block Book 10+ R110

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23

Aug

Fallen (and I can't get up)

  • Friday
  • 19:00
  • Created and performed by Alan PARKER | Dramaturgy by Gavin KRASTIN | Costume design and construction by Shiba SOPOTELA

Alan Parker returns to Theatre Arts in a work about falling down and trying to get up. Tickets R100

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24

Aug

Fallen (and I can't get up)

  • Saturday
  • 14:00
  • Created and performed by Alan PARKER | Dramaturgy by Gavin KRASTIN | Costume design and construction by Shiba SOPOTELA

Alan Parker returns to Theatre Arts in a work about falling down and trying to get up. Tickets R100

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24

Aug

Fallen (and I can't get up)

  • Saturday
  • 19:00
  • Created and performed by Alan PARKER | Dramaturgy by Gavin KRASTIN | Costume design and construction by Shiba SOPOTELA

Alan Parker returns to Theatre Arts in a work about falling down and trying to get up. Tickets R100

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27

Aug

His TEN Fingers!

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Directed by Psyfo DAYIMANI | Performed by Mpumelelo PHANGINXIWA and Karabo RABALOI

His TEN Fingers! explores the devastating impact of what at the time can be considered nothing | Tickets R80

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28

Aug

His TEN Fingers!

  • Wednesday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Directed by Psyfo DAYIMANI | Performed by Mpumelelo PHANGINXIWA and Karabo RABALOI

His TEN Fingers! explores the devastating impact of what at the time can be considered nothing | Tickets R80

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29

Aug

His TEN Fingers!

  • Thursday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Directed by Psyfo DAYIMANI | Performed by Mpumelelo PHANGINXIWA and Karabo RABALOI

His TEN Fingers! explores the devastating impact of what at the time can be considered nothing | Tickets R80

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30

Aug

His TEN Fingers!

  • Friday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Directed by Psyfo DAYIMANI | Performed by Mpumelelo PHANGINXIWA and Karabo RABALOI

His TEN Fingers! explores the devastating impact of what at the time can be considered nothing | Tickets R80

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31

Aug

His TEN Fingers!

  • Saturday
  • 19:00
  • Written and Directed by Psyfo DAYIMANI | Performed by Mpumelelo PHANGINXIWA and Karabo RABALOI

His TEN Fingers! explores the devastating impact of what at the time can be considered nothing | Tickets R80

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3

Sep

Off Balance

  • Tuesday
  • 19:00
  • Written, produced and performed by Mlindeli ZONDI | Composed and performed by Jack MOLOI | Directed by Tebogo MACHABA | Dramaturgy by Lotanang MAKOTI | Choregraphed by Daniel BUCKLAND | Lighting design and stage managed by Jubulile MANGQANGWANE | Marketing managed by Neo Rose MAHLALA

How do we find peace and healing in a world that is off axis?

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4

Sep

Off Balance

  • Wednesday
  • 19:00
  • Written, produced and performed by Mlindeli ZONDI | Composed and performed by Jack MOLOI | Directed by Tebogo MACHABA | Dramaturgy by Lotanang MAKOTI | Choregraphed by Daniel BUCKLAND | Lighting design and stage managed by Jubulile MANGQANGWANE | Marketing managed by Neo Rose MAHLALA

How do we find peace and healing in a world that is off axis?

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5

Sep

Off Balance

  • Thursday
  • 19:00
  • Written, produced and performed by Mlindeli ZONDI | Composed and performed by Jack MOLOI | Directed by Tebogo MACHABA | Dramaturgy by Lotanang MAKOTI | Choregraphed by Daniel BUCKLAND | Lighting design and stage managed by Jubulile MANGQANGWANE | Marketing managed by Neo Rose MAHLALA

How do we find peace and healing in a world that is off axis?

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6

Sep

Off Balance

  • Friday
  • 19:00
  • Written, produced and performed by Mlindeli ZONDI | Composed and performed by Jack MOLOI | Directed by Tebogo MACHABA | Dramaturgy by Lotanang MAKOTI | Choregraphed by Daniel BUCKLAND | Lighting design and stage managed by Jubulile MANGQANGWANE | Marketing managed by Neo Rose MAHLALA

How do we find peace and healing in a world that is off axis?

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7

Sep

Off Balance

  • Saturday
  • 15:00
  • Written, produced and performed by Mlindeli ZONDI | Composed and performed by Jack MOLOI | Directed by Tebogo MACHABA | Dramaturgy by Lotanang MAKOTI | Choregraphed by Daniel BUCKLAND | Lighting design and stage managed by Jubulile MANGQANGWANE | Marketing managed by Neo Rose MAHLALA

How do we find peace and healing in a world that is off axis?

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7

Sep

Off Balance

  • Saturday
  • 20:00
  • Written, produced and performed by Mlindeli ZONDI | Composed and performed by Jack MOLOI | Directed by Tebogo MACHABA | Dramaturgy by Lotanang MAKOTI | Choregraphed by Daniel BUCKLAND | Lighting design and stage managed by Jubulile MANGQANGWANE | Marketing managed by Neo Rose MAHLALA

How do we find peace and healing in a world that is off axis?

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