|2018-02-05 - 2018-10-27
|Runs during school holidays
|Related to WCED
Culture Gangs is the name of one of Magnet Theatre’s Community Arts Development (CAD) projects. The project aims to use theatre arts as an essential transformation and learning tool, positively occupying free time of youth and children and incorporating them into ‘Culture Gangs’ as opposed to criminal gangs. For 2018, the project’s aim has been to use theatre arts to equip youth who show the desire to use theatre arts as a tool to bring about positive social change into their own lives and that of their community. In the long term the programme is focused on helping to create a network of theatre youth from different areas in Cape Town, and help develop individuals that can, in future, take up positions of leadership within their communities.
In 2018 Magnet Theatre sent Zukisani Nongogo (UCT Theatre Making Diploma) and Yonela Sithela (Magnet Training Programme Graduate) into the community to work with existing and new drama groups, facilitate their productions and respond to their skills deficits. The Culture Gangs Programme for 2018 kicked off on the 5th of February with a total of 8 groups from Khayeltisha (Chris Hani Arts Focus High School & Thandolwethu), Samora Machel (Black Star & uPhawu), Dunoon (Intsika Yakwa Xhosa), Gugulethu (Project Playground), Vrygrond (Lesedi Arts Youth Group) and Nyanga East (RedZebra Foundation) areas forming part of the main programme.
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