Category Archives: Industry Observations

Keep Digging

As the winners of the various categories basked in Fleur du Cap’s glow and the spectators and commentators prepared their annual dissection of the event I happily kept working on my own projects. Every year people question the issue of … Continue reading

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Punching Theatre in the Face

People are trying to save theatre all the time. I recently sat in a circle of shell-shocked arts administrators at the PANSA Western Cape offices in Salt River and saw the zeal glinting from underneath the exhaustion. They try to … Continue reading

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Getting Schooled in Public

Do I need to point out that I talk about marketing a lot? I’d talk more about writing or directing but I don’t think I have any great insights into those (my only advice, if you’re looking for some, would … Continue reading

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Where the Audiences are

A list of Theatre Capacity in the Mother City Ever wonder where the audiences are? I don’t have an answer for you, but I know where they could be… 425 are sitting in the Fugard (145 in the Studio and … Continue reading

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Open Door Collectives

Thoughts on artists, FTH:K and particle accelerators The internet is a good place for ideas. It’s sort of like that Hadron Collider thingy, smashing bits together at high speed to see what does or doesn’t come out. Here’s an interesting … Continue reading

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How to Sell Yourself

Think positive. Act confident. Highlight your good points. Today I was reading the Cape Times and in one article about fracking they referred to the Karoo brand. Not about the brand of spring water, or hotels or something – just … Continue reading

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Art is the word

Art. Possibly the most contentious piece of polysemy in my orbit, it’s a staple of late night beery rants. A recent one I listened to was the decisive and slightly slurred differentiation between Art and Craft. So I got talking … Continue reading

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