Call for theatre applications

The Baxter’s Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for applications from theatre-makers, directors, script writers, community groups and theatre companies to take part in the 2020 Zabalaza Theatre Festival.

The deadline for applications is Friday August 9.

The organisers are looking for one or two-handers, children’s theatre productions, puppetry, musical theatre, drama, comedy, physical theatre and storytelling.

Productions that are selected from applications received will first be auditioned from August to October and will then be invited to participate in the Zabalaza mini festivals, which are planned for November, when the final selection for the 2020 line-up will be made.

The festival will take place from Friday March 6 to Saturday March 14.

“We would like to strongly encourage women writers and directors to submit work and apply to be part of the 2020 programme,” says Mdu Kweyama, festival curator.

Application forms may be obtained from the Makukhanye Art Room and KASI RC – Khayelitsha Art School and Rehabilitation Centre in Khayelitsha; Zolani Centre in Nyanga; and Kraai 4 Theatre in Kraaifontein.

Call the Zabalaza office at 021 680 3980 or visit for more details.