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Mark Fleishman is also a Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Cape Town and artistic director of Magnet Theatre, an independent theatre company established in 1987 in Johannesburg and based in Cape Town since 1994. He has created and directed many performance works for the company that have been performed nationally and internationally and is involved in development projects in urban townships and rural communities using theatre as a tool for social justice and transformation. Mark Fleishman also functions as a writer, His articles have appeared in the South African Theatre Journal, Contemporary Theatre Review and Theatre Research International as well as in numerous edited collections.

The conversation will be touching on Mark’s Fleishman’s Career, his writing and teachings, a passion that he has explored all these years guiding the young to hone their voices.


TIME: 12H00-13H00



RSVP: Thatok@markettheatre.co.za


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09 September – 30 September 2016
Khehla Chepape Exhibition

Khehla Chepape Makgato was born in Kensington, Johannesburg and raised in Makotopong village, outside Polokwane in Limpopo. Chepape has diploma equivalence for Fine Arts majoring in Printmaking from Artist Proof Studio. Has a Diploma in Media Practice majoring in Journalism through Boston Media House, Sandton Campus. Chepape was one of two South African delegates and one of three SADC regional youth delegates to the 2012 Africa Utopia Youth Arts, Cultural and Olympia Festivals of the World at the Southbank Centre in London, UK. He has participated in numerous art exhibitions both locally and internationally (Johannesburg, Polokwane, Cape Town, Washington DC and London). He has collaborated with William Kentridge on a project in January 2015. He has had three solo shows in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Heroines Of Southern Africa marks his fourth solo exhibition. He has won a studio art bursary from the African Arts Trust to be a resident artist at Assemblage Studios in 2015. He now has a permanent studio at Assemblage Studios.

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‘There are no bright lights or busy sets, but rest assured, this will be one of the most vivid and compelling productions you will see this year.’

– Tracey Saunders, Cape Times

Fruit has been twice nominated for a Naledi Award, won best script at the Zabalaza festival and was nominated for a Fleur de Cap award. Fruit follows the fraught life of a young girl from early childhood through to her formative years. Her experiences are common in a community ravaged by violence, and without any sentimentality she exposes her life and the lives of others to the audience, using an indigenous game called Masikitla.

Entrance to non-Lab students on a pay what you can basis.

Performance date and time:
Thursday 15 September 2016

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02 September – 10 September 2016
Inner-City High Schools Drama Festival

The Inner City High Schools Drama Festival was established in 2005 by the Hillbrow Theatre facilitators to give a platform to new and original works created by school learners. This theatre event was established to help promote drama in the inner city high schools and to contribute towards building positive attitudes within the inner city community. Through drama and other arts projects inner city learners can start to engage and deal with issues that affect them. The festival is proud to give a platform to new stories created and performed by the youth who experience life in the inner city of Johannesburg. This project also promotes dialogue between the various inner city schools to help build a strong and vibrant inner city community.

The Inner-City High Schools Drama Festival, celebrates its 12th anniversary in 2016. This year’s festival will run from the 2nd to 10th September and is presented in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), the Market Theatre Laboratory, Assitej South Africa and the City of Johannesburg. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the festival’s proud participation in the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival.

News from The Market Photo Workshop

1 September – 23 October 2016
The Photo Workshop Gallery

The Market Photo Workshop, a leading photography training space, in partnership with the Centre for Curating the Archive, at the University of Cape Town, present Martyrs, Saints, and Sell-outs, a group exhibition featuring anti-apartheid photographers Adil Bradlow, Benny Gool, and Zubeida Vallie. This exhibition opens during South Africa’s Heritage Month at the Market Photo Workshop on 1 September 2016 at 17h30 and will commence with Art Week Joburg 2016.

The photographs of Adil Bradlow, Benny Gool and Zubeida Vallie are brought together for the first time in this group exhibition. From the early 1980s, these then-young photographers and friends were to be found with their cameras documenting contemporary South Africa, dodging security police, taking part in protests and being detained on several occasions. Their impressive collections show us a vivid narrative of violence, loss and injury, the reverberations of which are subdued in the rhetoric of the post-apartheid landscape.

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