SCHOOLS SETWORK FESTIVAL 2020 (info)


A festival of set-works contained within the GDE school curriculum, which includes language subjects, performing arts and culture subjects, life orientation, as well as history. The set works festival is a teaching aide for Gauteng schools to empower learners in the accessing of information. Each theatre curates their own set-works festival based on the subjects and curriculum being covered by schools in their catchment area.
Ubhuku Lwamanqe Synopsis
02 – 13 March 2020 – Yellow Theatre
Short Stories Festival
02 -13 March 2020 – Blue Theatre

Ubhuku Lwamanqe Synopsis
02 – 13 March 2020 – Yellow Theatre
Lena incwadi yomdlalo okusetshenziswe kuwo abalingiswa abazithola bebhekene nezinkinga, nezingcindezi kanye nezinselelo zempilo yobugebengu obuhleliwe okwenza balokhu bebisha kancane kancane omsingeni olubhuku lwamanqe ukuze ekugcineni kuzuze wona. Okuhlala obala ukuthi laba balingiswa basuka bengaboni ukuthi izinyosi zidla uju lwazo baphinde bakhohlwe ukuthi alikho iqili elazikhotha emhlane kanti yonke imfihlo empilweni inendlela evela ngayo nangemuva kweminyakanyaka leso sigameko senzeka.

Short Stories Festival
02 -13 March 2020 – Blue Theatre
Adapted from the model of the flagship project of Educape titled ‘’Shakespeare Schools Festival’’ that is in partnership with Joburg theatre’s youth development department. The programme is aimed at assisting school going learners to debut at a professional level, in a professional theatre setting. The Programme offers primary and high school children an opportunity to explore aptitudes in a range of work fields within a theatre environment such as wardrobe, props, student stage managers, creative directors in music and drama, marketing, sound, lighting and various other career shaping experiences. The programme will further create employment opportunities for young directors.

My Children! My Africa!
04 – 13 March 2019 – Red Theatre
My Children! My Africa! is a three-character play set near the last days of apartheid featuring Mr. M, a black professor, Thami, his black student, and Isabel, a white student from across town. The two students are the top of their classes and when they come together to debate gender equality, they find each other to be challenging, intelligent adversaries and form a friendship which leads to them working together as a team with Mr. M as the coach. However, the dynamic of the trio changes as the characters take sides in the politics of the time. The climax of the play is an argument between the professor and his student, who are on different sides of a boycott of the school.