Tag Archives: Jade Bowers

Tin Bucket Drum

Playwright Coppen is a talented theatre maker who has fairly recently been honoured with a Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre, so I was reasonably certain that I was going to find Tin Bucket Drum, a South African parable, … Continue reading

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Arts and Culture Trust winners for 2014

On 25 November 2014, The Arts & Culture Trust held their 17th ACT Awards ceremony at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.  The Awards Ceremony has two divisions, one for ACT Lifetime Achievement Awards and ImpACT Awards for young professionals with less … Continue reading

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What the Water Gave Me

One of the Ovations Winners! The University of Johannesburg Arts and Culture programme presents this work by Rehane Abrahams, directed by Jade Bower and featuring Cherae Hailey. It starts outside the theatre in the foyer with an invitation for the … Continue reading

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The boy who fell from the roof – a coming out story

The boy who fell from the roof by Juliet Jenkin has won several awards and has played to critical acclaim in various places so I was looking forward to seeing it. I was disappointed in what I found. A classic … Continue reading

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SA Shorts, Quickies for a Microwave Generation

SA Shorts is a series of six ten minute plays written for UJ students to perform at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. It opened at UJ Arts Centre on Thursday night for a short run. The six works were … Continue reading

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I spied with my little eyes in the month of June …

I spied with my little eyes …. A review of the past month in the performing arts, Gauteng (June 2012). With the winter school holidays in full swing children’s theatre is at the forefront of the entertainment scene. The Gingerbread … Continue reading

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