The Independent Theatre Movement of South Africa (ITMSA)

The Independent Theatre Movement of South Africa is an innovative Cape Town-based theatre company. The ITMSA provides theatrical training to talented and motivated students whose backgrounds and financial circumstances prevent them from entering the drama programmes of existing institutions of higher education. The ITMSA promotes indigenous South African theatre and aims to provide professional opportunities for current and past students.

One of the core values of the ITMSA is a commitment to constantly challenging an oppressive legacy of exclusivity characterized by apathy and a lack of cultural sensitivity which is further exacerbated by a victim mentality still pervasive within our theatre communities. The ITMSA vigorously strives to promote an inclusive environment of equity for all in the theatre industry.

The following sections constitute the Executive Summary of The Independent Theatre Movement of South Africa (ITMSA).