Festival of artistes

Various schools, non-profit organisations and performers at the launch at the Baxter Theatre.

The official launch of the annual Zabalaza Festival was held at the Baxter Theatre last Friday.

This is the festival’s ninth year. The programme gives up-and-coming theatre-makers and artists a chance to show what they can do.

Schools and non-profits were invited to the launch and had a sneak preview of nine of the 39 plays to be staged during this year’s festival from Friday March 8 to Saturday March 16.

Many of the schools that will attend are from areas like Khayelitsha, Langa, Mfuleni, Nyanga and Philippi East and the Zabalaza organisers will be helping them with transport.

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