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Judgmental Wagging Finger: Mike van Graan’s “Rainbow Scars”

When you walk into the Barney Simon Theatre, you are confronted by Sicelo (Mpumelelo Grootbroom) standing on a chair. It’s immediately clear that whatever role Sicelo is supposed to play in Rainbow Scars, it’s not going to be an easy one. The play, written by seasoned playwright Mark van Graan and directed by Lara Bye, [...]

Journey of the Mind: Francisco Lopez Drones out Grahamstown

  This year, the Grahamstown festival was graced with the presence of Spanish composer Francisco Lopez, who presented his work Untitled #310. For the past few weeks, Lopez has been creating and rehearsing the piece with the South African musicians he is collaborating with. They include Jill Richards, Waldo Alexander, Magda de Vries, Reza Khota, Marcus Wyatt [...]