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PRESS: Dude! celebrates National Youth Month at the Artscape, but where’s his phone?

Vulture Productions


Your favourite Dude, Dean September, returns in Dude! Wa's My Phone? Award-winning Jeremeo Le Cordeur writes and performs in this production by Vulture Productions, set to run at the Artscape from 4 to 8 June 2024, coinciding with National Youth Month celebrations.

When Dean September discovers his phone is missing, the young entrepreneur embarks on a journey filled with comedy, tragedy, and technology as he retraces his steps. With the support of his friends, voiced by Dean Dorvan Balie, Veronique Jephtas, Lee Roodt, Chenal Kock, and a special appearance by #OumaLilly, Dean quickly realizes that his world no longer makes sense without his phone.

Dude! Wa's My Phone? targets young people enrolled in or passionate about Dramatic and Creative Arts. This demographic is specifically chosen for its relatable themes, cultural insights, and its ability to engage and educate individuals deeply connected with the challenges and opportunities of digital technology.

This production isn't merely a play; it's a journey into the heart of today's digital world, tailored for young audiences. From exploring the highs and lows of digital consumption to delving into the concept of virtual phone addiction, "the performance sparks essential conversations about our relationship with technology.

This production follows the resounding success of Dude! Wa’s My Bakkie? which earned Jeremeo the noteworthy NATiRising Star Award at Suidoosterfees in 2019. Dude! Wa’s My Phone? has been developed with the support of KKNK (Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees), Suidoosterfees and NATi (Nasionale Afrikaanse Teater-Inisiatief), and has subsequently been staged at KKNK, Suidoosterfees, Toyota Woordfees, and The Baxter Theatre.

The theme song for The Dude! Wa's My Phone? was penned and performed by Kay Kinetic, a Rymkletser/Producer hailing from Paarl. The set was crafted by Gaerin Hauptfleisch and Art Magic Projects, with Kaylin Leigh Khan overseeing the stage and technical aspects. Choreography was curated by Darion Adams, and costumes were provided by SeenPha.

The show is suitable for ages 10 and up and will run at The Artscape Arena from June 4th to June 8th, with evening performances at 19:30 and a matinee on Saturday, June 8th, at 15:00. The duration of the performance is 60 minutes. Tickets can be purchased through Webtickets.


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