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RU DRAMA DEPARTMENT AT 10TH Drama for Life International Conference and Festival

Date Released : 15/11/2018

A number of students and staff from the Drama Department will participate in the 10th Drama for Life International Conference and Festival which runs from 28 November to 8 December, 2018 at Wits University. The conference and festival seeks to map developments and innovations in applied arts, in terms of the overall theme of “Transforming Arts / Transforming Lives”. Some of the concerns of the festival include investigating ways in which arts can move us from binary positions to ones which are more fluid; how we can shift from in-action to action, from anti-social to pro-social, and, ultimately, from oppression to liberation. Themes that will be addressed at the festival include building a human rights culture through arts activism as well as sexual health and wellbeing thought Arts Education. Toward this end, the department will participate with various panels, paper presentations, workshops as well as performances.

Rhodes University’s First Physical Theatre Company tours Cape Town

Date Released : 28/08/2018

The First Physical Theatre Company, an affiliated project of Rhodes University’s Drama Department, will be showcasing two performances ahead of a tour to Cape Town.

Rhodes University wins NAF Student Festival Award for Best Ensemble

Date Released : 11/07/2018

Rhodes University’s drama department won Best Ensemble Award at this year’s Student Festival at the National Arts Festival (NAF), for its play, Seeing Red.

Gavin Krastin and the First Physical Theatre Company put on yet another illuminating performance

Date Released : 29/06/2018

Known for his experimental performances that are full of beauty yet hard-hitting, Rhodes University’s Gavin Krastin, in association with First Physical Theatre Company, will be premiering his latest piece, Yet to be determined, at this year’s National Arts Festival between 05-07 July at the Nun’s Chapel.

Award-winning student director tackles another bold play at Student Theatre Festival

Date Released : 28/06/2018

Winner of the 2017 Student Theatre Award for Best Original Work, Mmatumisang Motsisi and Winner of the Best Stage Manager Award, Manoko Tlhako, will be putting on another hard-hitting and combative play at this year’s National Arts Festival.

Seeing Red - Students National Art Festival Production

Date Released : 20/06/2018

In a village called Boswa, a woman is stoned to death for protesting against the unfair social restrictions that are placed on menstruating woman. Her daughter embarks on a journey to seek justice for her mother’s brutal murder. Her journey is a spiritual one that causes her to realise that there is power in the blood that a woman sheds every month, not shame.

Seeing Red Final Poster2018

Date Released : 22/06/2018

In a village called Boswa, a woman is stoned to death for protesting against the unfair social restrictions that are placed on menstruating woman. Her daughter embarks on a journey to seek justice for her mother’s brutal murder. Her journey is a spiritual one that causes her to realise that there is power in the blood that a woman sheds every month, not shame.

RISING FROM ASHES: RU ENDS AFRICA MONTH WITH A STORY OF HOPE AND HUMANITY

Date Released : 11/06/2018

Earlier in the month, the department’s head, Dr Heike Gehring made an open invitation about collaboration during their open house showcasing, and through Totto’s performance-process workshop, an array of faculties as well as community based organisations came together to shape the narrative being presented.

First Meetings 2018

Date Released : 01/11/2017

First Meetings 2018

Orientation 2018

Date Released : 01/11/2017

Orientation Week for Undergraduates and Postgraduates 2018

Black women explore sexual oppression

Date Released : 30/06/2017

Six black women occupy the dim, sparsely set stage and break out in song while on their knees, their hands tied.

Rhodes director receives Festival Ovation Award

Date Released : 04/07/2017

A Rhodes University Masters student won the prestigious 2017 Standard Bank Ovation Award for her play Bayephi, at the Grahamstown Arts Festival this week. Directed by Thembeka Madliki, the theatre production is about finding peace after the disappearance of a loved one.

Renate Stuurman

Date Released : 05/04/2017

Renate Stuurman is a South African actress best known for her soapie roles as Denise in SABC2's 7de Laan, as Jade in SABC3's Isidingo and as Tamia Bardill in Scandal! on eTV.

Drama Latest News

Date Released : 01/02/2017

Drama Latest News

The Best Student Theatre at #NAF16

Date Released : 06/02/2017

Rhodes Drama department also won the best student production for Nyanga a devised play that transposed Arthur Miller’s Crucible to the Eastern Cape. Nyanga’s director, Masters student Thembela Madliki also won the award for most promising director.

Awards for RU Drama Department at the National Arts Festival 2016

Date Released : 06/02/2017

RU Drama Department celebrates the following achievements at Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2016: HOD of Drama, Professor Gary Gordon, was awarded the prestigious ‘standing ovation’ award at this year’s National Arts Festival

MA student invited to Institute For Creative Arts in Cape Town

Date Released : 07/02/2017

Kamogelo Molobye has been awarded the Live Art Fellowship Award 2017. The fellowship takes place at the ICA Live Art Festival University of Cape Town and runs from February 10th - 28th.