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The Final Audition Programme

Independent Theatre Movement of South Africa
proudly presents:
The Final Audition Programme

The students of the ITMSA will present their final auditions at the conclusion of the 2009 Drama School year. Each student will perform excerpts from the texts studied and performed this year, which include Shakespearean and classical Greek pieces and original student works. Students will also showcase excerpts from the professional ITMSA productions in which they have taken part this year. These include Coconuts and Marulas, by Tauriq Jenkins, which premiered at the 2009 National Arts Festival Fringe; Progres’, by Michael Wentworth and Tauriq Jenkins—a tribute to Ken Saro-Wiwa commissioned by the Ogoni Solidarity Forum; and Cry Rage, a living tribute to South African protest poet James Matthews. Cry Rage was directed by Michael Wentworth (69 Productions) and Glen Arendse (Khoi Khonnexion), in conjunction with the Cape Cultural Commission and the District Six Museum, and premiered at the ARTSCAPE in 2009.

28 November 2009
Golden Arrow Studio, Baxter Theatre
10:00am – 1:30pm

This performance is the culmination of a year-long process moderated by ITMSA directors Tauriq Jenkins, Artistic Director and Head of the Drama School, Seraj Jenkins, Operations and Training and Development Director, and Catherine Powell, facilitator responsible for script analysis and editing. The year began with an intensive Shakespeare and classical Greek block, in which classical works were used to introduce students to the fundamentals of performance. The second block—creative writing—focused on exploring concepts for an original work, developing a script through improvisation and writing workshops, and directing and rehearsing the performance of an original script.

Additionally, students will continue their participation in the master-classes for local high schools and an extended Shakespeare workshop on Julius Caesar for incarcerated youth conducted in partnership with Young in Prison. The ITMSA will continue their collaboration with YIP in 2010 with an intensive three-month programme on Hamlet.

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