Magnet Theatre is very proud to present INTransit, a triple bill of 3 new short works written and created by the talented Magnet Theatre Youth Company.
Showing for a limited time in June 2023, this project forms part of the graduation of the 11 young theatre-makers from their Performance Internship year at Magnet Theatre. Mentored by the award winning Qondiswa James, 3 young directors have co-created with the cast, Ematyeni, Cracked Ground, and IMPOXO, which will be performed together at Magnet Theatre from 26thJune to 1st July 2023.
The Magnet Theatre Youth company is totally unique in South Africa, having started their Fulltime Training and Job Creation Program 6 weeks before lockdown in 2020 and continuing tocreate and learn throughout the hardships of the pandemic and graduating in 2022. Thanks to the FirstRand FirstJob internshipprogramme, Magnet Theatre was able to offer a select 11 performers the opportunity to form the Magnet Theatre Youth Company in July 2022 and to perform professionally on various platforms. Since then, they have excelled in a range of performance styles, honing their craft through Greek theatre in Oedipus at Colonus #aftersophocles; ritual theatre in iKreleLeChiza…. the sermon, and environmental ‘artivism’ through the climate change production Surge.
For their final project, the stage is theirs as they present 3 new short works Ematyeni, Cracked Ground, and IMPOXO. This promises to be an entertaining and thought-provoking evening of stories from this dynamic new talent!
Ematyeni, directed by Siphenathi Siqwayi, choreographed by Buhle Stefane and starring Mihlali Bele, Nosiphiwo Ndabeni & Wendy Mrali, is about 3 African women from very different cultures and backgrounds who accidently meet, but who share a dark secret that led them to this wild place, Ematyeni. This holy place is where they share their stories and try to find healing through ritual and transformation.
Cracked Ground, directed by Azola Mkabile, choreographed by Buhle Stefane and starring Lindokuhle Melaphi & Sipho Kalako, tells a story about when love becomes a usable tool in a game of deception. It follows the story of 38-year-old Ntombi, an investigative journalist who is on the track of Jerry Gcina, a Ward Councillor who is implicated in the loss of millions of Rands. The two begin a relationship, but their intentions may not be that straightforward!
IMPOXO, directed by Molupi Lepeli, choreographed by BuhleStefane, and starring Thabo Mkenene and Kuhle Myathaza, is a story about love, queerness, and the past. Secrets, broken trust, and disappointment are core themes of the story as the characters explore how the past of your true love can still haunt you in your current relationship and what happens when the truth comes out.
INTransit will be performed from 27th June to 1st July at Magnet Theatre: Cnr Lower Main & St Michael’s Roads in Observatory.
PREVIEW: Tues 27th @ 11h00
OPENING NIGHT: Wed 28th @18h30 (by invitation)
MATINEE: Thurs 29th @ 14h00
EVENING SHOW: Friday 30th @ 18h30
MATINEE: Sat 1st @ 13h00
Tickets are R80 for general admission with concessions for scholars, students, pensioners at R50. Bookings for the shows at Magnet Theatre can be made on Webtickets.