Siyasanga South African Theatre Company

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Siyasanga is an African Hlubi word meaning: "we embrace you or we thank you". Siyasanga is a repertory theatre company for young South African theatre workers and particularly those from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. It was founded by playwright Fatima Dike and producer/director Roy Sargeant in 2002. The ultimate goal is to establish a major, theatrical repertory company, which would have a stock of plays and performances that it can perform at regular intervals. Such a company would provide work for South African theatre workers on two-to three- year contracts and builds up a loyal audience because of its constant presence in the market place. It was founded under the auspices of Artscape and productions to date have been done jointly with Artscape. These include ***, ** A Man and a Dog (Nhlanhla Mavundla, 2008), * Careful (Fiona Coyne, 2009), Outodidak (Schalk Schoombie, 2009), The Tent, (Megan Choritz, 2009) Telephone: 27 (0) 21. 410 9925; Fax: 27 (0) 21. 421 5448; Mobile: 27 (0) 82 502 8257; e-mail: Since 2005* it has also run the annual Artscape Spring Drama Season, where new work by new and established writers are shown.


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