College of the Arts (COTA Theatre School) and Township Productions have started a collaborative and experimental initiative called the Collaborative Theatre Project.
As part of the monthly theatre performances the Collaborative Theatre Project (CTP) will present a one man play and a poetry production at the COTA Theatre School on the 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2018.
Director, Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong says Hi, I am Joe; is centered on the rehabilitation of alcoholics which gives so much support to its clients but never prepares the families to deal with the broader problem.
At times alcoholics do not understand their impact on the immediate family, the play thus explores the experience of a family member, he says.
The play is written and directed by Molapong and features Denzel “NSK” Naobeb.
The She Poets; a poetry production called “Under Construction” that features three Poets; Cecilia Oletu, Snowflake and Rebel Rouser Bubblehead have also presented three of their works with Molapong directing theses pieces into a 30 minutes’ poetry production.
Meanwhile, the one man play and poetry will roar to life at 19h00 while attendees will be paying N$80 (advance and at the door)
The CTP attempts to create a platform for artists and creators of theatre to create and stage productions through their own effort and desires.
The project also aims to collaborate with partners who are in a position to provide technical and tactical advice and support to further enhance the broader vision of the CTP.
For many years performing arts and theatre in particular have been facilitated on the premise of the availability of funds, Molapong says.
“This has led to dependency on funds for a creative process to take place and this has resulted in the eventual dormancy of theatre activities.”
“Through this Collaborative Theatre Project and against the looming financial crises, we are aiming to challenge the current status quo and reverse the dependency syndrome on funds before creativity,” he adds.