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NATi RISING STARS

Supported by the Jakes Gerwel Foundation and Artscape

Emerging artists are assisted by this excellent development project to find their feet in the theatre industry. The capable mentors, Amy Jephta and Rafiek Mammon, helped the talented youngsters to finish their texts and process them for the stage. 

Hier’ie land

 

Script: Herschelle Benjamin
Language: Afrikaans
No u/13 L
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 1 May 12:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

Bettie is sick and tired of cleaning white people’s homes. Her own son is getting ready for his first year at varsity. The white boy she has helped to raise, has just returned from an extended trip abroad. While the area is under siege with farm attacks, her jobless husband signs up as a security guard. One fateful evening, a white and a coloured family join a young farmer determined to fight for his land and volk, around a table.

Herschelle Benjamin is the recipient of the Elizabeth MacLennan International Theatre Bursary from Edinburgh University.

Hier’ie land

Script: Herschelle Benjamin
Language: Afrikaans
No u/13 L
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 1 May 12:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

Bettie is sick and tired of cleaning white people’s homes. Her own son is getting ready for his first year at varsity. The white boy she has helped to raise, has just returned from an extended trip abroad. While the area is under siege with farm attacks, her jobless husband signs up as a security guard. One fateful evening, a white and a coloured family join a young farmer determined to fight for his land and volk, around a table.

Herschelle Benjamin is the recipient of the Elizabeth MacLennan International Theatre Bursary from Edinburgh University.

Jessie, die man en die maan

 

With: Carlo Daniels and Fuad Richards
Writer, Director and Designer: Kanya Viljoen
Animation Design: Puleng Stewart and Laura-Lee Mostert
Language: Afrikaans
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 1 May 14:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

From a young age Jessie sees the moon as a place of mystery and wonder – a home where he dreams of living one day. The moment Jesse came into the world, his dad knew that Jessie’s obsession will become an unbearable burden. Time and again, throughout their lives, a father must surrender his son to the moon.

Kanya Viljoen is working on a master’s degree in Theatre Studies and has received a number of awards.

Jessie, die man en die maan

 

With: Carlo Daniels and Fuad Richards
Writer, Director and Designer: Kanya Viljoen
Animation Design: Puleng Stewart and Laura-Lee Mostert
Language: Afrikaans
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 1 May 14:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

From a young age Jessie sees the moon as a place of mystery and wonder – a home where he dreams of living one day. The moment Jesse came into the world, his dad knew that Jessie’s obsession will become an unbearable burden. Time and again, throughout their lives, a father must surrender his son to the moon.

Kanya Viljoen is working on a master’s degree in Theatre Studies and has received a number of awards.

Kaap

Script: Du Toit Albertze
Language: Afrikaans
Venue: NATi Arena
No u/16 L
Date and time: 1 May 19:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

No sacred cows are spared in this play. A writer is sent to Cape Town to tell a story at the Vrye Burgers Festival. His own story takes a turn when he encounters two people: Angel, a former Voëlvry groupie; and Faatiem, a charming scoundrel. When the writer falls in love with Faatiem, a dangerous power struggle ensues. Keep an eye out for the Cape minstrels, as well as Kewpie and Skipskop.

Du Toit Albertze, who grew up in Namakwaland, had been nominated for a Fleur du Cap as most promising student.

Kaap

Script: Du Toit Albertze
Language: Afrikaans
Venue: NATi Arena
No u/16 L
Date and time: 1 May 19:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

No sacred cows are spared in this play. A writer is sent to Cape Town to tell a story at the Vrye Burgers Festival. His own story takes a turn when he encounters two people: Angel, a former Voëlvry groupie; and Faatiem, a charming scoundrel. When the writer falls in love with Faatiem, a dangerous power struggle ensues. Keep an eye out for the Cape minstrels, as well as Kewpie and Skipskop.

Du Toit Albertze, who grew up in Namakwaland, had been nominated for a Fleur du Cap as most promising student.

Miela’s Box

 

With: Zenobia Kloppers, Gary Naidoo & Liandé Valentyn
Regie: Rafiek Mammon
Script: Tasneem Daniels
Language: Afrikaans
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 1 May 16:30
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

There is a crisis in the Henderickse-household in Woodstock. Miela, Salie and his pregnant wife fight about who should inherit the family home. Baby and Salie have plans to restore the house for their offspring, but Miela, the current owner, can’t let go of nostalgic memories. A drama that will stay with you for a very long time.

Tasneem Daniels is a playwright, teacher and heritage researcher.

Miela’s Box

With: Zenobia Kloppers, Gary Naidoo & Liandé Valentyn
Regie: Rafiek Mammon
Script: Tasneem Daniels
Language: Afrikaans
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 1 May 16:30
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

There is a crisis in the Henderickse-household in Woodstock. Miela, Salie and his pregnant wife fight about who should inherit the family home. Baby and Salie have plans to restore the house for their offspring, but Miela, the current owner, can’t let go of nostalgic memories. A drama that will stay with you for a very long time.

Tasneem Daniels is a playwright, teacher and heritage researcher.

Slim mense

With: Charlene Le Roux, Stephren Saayman and Elmarie Johnson
Script: Keanen Engel
Language: Afrikaans
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 1 May 10:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

For Cathy, faithful matriarch of an Overberg family, the world slowly caves in as she becomes entangled in the supernatural. The effect of trauma, faith and the individual’s personal history is a central theme in Engel’s production. Slim mense explores the predicament of vulnerable people who don’t have the means to take care of themselves.
Keanen Engel grew up in Bredasdorp and holds an honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.

Slim mense

With: Charlene Le Roux, Stephren Saayman and Elmarie Johnson
Script: Keanen Engel
Language: Afrikaans
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 1 May 10:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

For Cathy, faithful matriarch of an Overberg family, the world slowly caves in as she becomes entangled in the supernatural. The effect of trauma, faith and the individual’s personal history is a central theme in Engel’s production. Slim mense explores the predicament of vulnerable people who don’t have the means to take care of themselves.
Keanen Engel grew up in Bredasdorp and holds an honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.

BESTE VAN DKES-dramafees Finalé

 

Project Leader: Moeniel Jacobs
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 27 April 10:30
Duration: 270 min
Price: Free

The Cape Winelands and Eden districts annually present a drama festival and competition, made possible by the Western Cape’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). This initiative helps young, promising artists to showcase their talent on stage. Community drama groups bring stories from their own areas to life, sweeping like a cleansing wind through the arts. The final round of the competition is held at the festival, under the colours of Suidoosterfees (NATi Young Stars) and the DCAS. After the competition, the 2019/2020 winner, Ek Eva, debuts in the Arena Theatre.

BESTE VAN DKES-dramafees Finalé

Project Leader: Moeniel Jacobs
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 27 April 10:30
Duration: 270 min
Price: Free

The Cape Winelands and Eden districts annually present a drama festival and competition, made possible by the Western Cape’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). This initiative helps young, promising artists to showcase their talent on stage. Community drama groups bring stories from their own areas to life, sweeping like a cleansing wind through the arts. The final round of the competition is held at the festival, under the colours of Suidoosterfees (NATi Young Stars) and the DCAS. After the competition, the 2019/2020 winner, Ek Eva, debuts in the Arena Theatre.

Ek, Eva

 

With: Wahnice du Toit, Robyn September, Brutney Singrew and Meggan-Lee Johnstone
Directors: Stephren Saayman and company
Script: Stephren Saayman
Choreography and Stage Manager: Wyatt Afrika
Language: Afr
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 27 April 16:30
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

In 2019′ DCAS drama festival’s winning production, physical theatre is combined with a beautiful poetic touch. When Eva opens her eyes, she finds herself in a space with three other women. A snake tempts them with lies. Who will yield to the serpentine? As the masks are lowered, truths about women’s utmost vulnerabilities come out into the light.

Stephren Saayman grew up in Riversdal and is rapidly making a name for himself as an actor and theatre producer.

Ek, Eva

With: Wahnice du Toit, Robyn September, Brutney Singrew and Meggan-Lee Johnstone
Directors: Stephren Saayman and company
Script: Stephren Saayman
Choreography and Stage Manager: Wyatt Afrika
Language: Afr
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 27 April 16:30
Duration: 60 min
Price: R80

In 2019′ DCAS drama festival’s winning production, physical theatre is combined with a beautiful poetic touch. When Eva opens her eyes, she finds herself in a space with three other women. A snake tempts them with lies. Who will yield to the serpentine? As the masks are lowered, truths about women’s utmost vulnerabilities come out into the light.

Stephren Saayman grew up in Riversdal and is rapidly making a name for himself as an actor and theatre producer.