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Unlearn

Unlearn chronicles the travails and struggles of a young lady, Angel Mojapelo, who is deeply wrought in the darkness of depression and anxiety. Mojapelo uses stand-up comedy as a coping mechanism to deal with her parents’ failed marriage and unfulfilling career choices. She attends a friend’s party which sets in motion various events that change her life dramatically.

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Gig of The Weekend – F-Stop Club

The F-Stop Club is a collective of visual artists who are interested in DIY self-publishing through the creation of Zine making. The Club believes that within the South African visual culture, it is important to have a platform where artists can produce their own work in order to sustain the practice.

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Andrew Tshabangu - Footprints

Born 1966 in Soweto, Tshabangu is particularly drawn to the people, urban landscapes and domestic spaces of the city of Johannesburg. As Hlonipha Mokoena noted, Tshabangu’s photographs “preserve the perpetually changing Jo’burg”, a practice at odds with “a world that erases and forgets”.

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IGAMA?

In the play, Mthembu ruptures linearity by disrupting theatrical time and space to simultaneously highlight why black women’s lived experiences are not linear. Mthembu finds that the dominating theatrical discourse of beginning, middle and end narrative structures of playwriting is far too limiting to speak to contemporary issues experienced by women.

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Faces & Phases 13

In 2019, Faces and Phases 13 embraces a reflective stance to honour some of the milestones reached by this activist project, while acknowledging the long road ahead before full emancipation may be achieved, including the total eradication of hate crimes against members of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

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Modjadji in Absentia

“When we do so, we transcend our real and imagined barriers and create a space in which social change and ubuntu can thrive. The production also illustrates the power of partnerships and collaboration as it succeeds in bringing together the expertise of organizations such as the Market Theatre Laboratory, affording young actors and theatre directors the opportunity to make their voices heard” she continued.

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