For the Record at Magnet TheatreMagnet Theatre will present For the Record, a showcase of three developing works – a photographic exhibition, a play reading and performance art piece. These works have been photographed, written, created and performed by the talented Magnet Theatre FirstRand FirstJob interns as part of the final project of their internship year.  The showcase will have two showings only on 14 and 15 June 2024 at Magnet Theatre.

All of the Magnet Theatre interns are artists in their own right and therefore as part of concluding their internships, Magnet Theatre has offered them an opportunity to all showcase individual pieces of works. The works are inspired by their individual experiences and creativity. The three developing works include a photographic exhibition, Buyelekhaya; a play reading, The Salt Lesson, and a performance art piece Amahlazo: Monstering the Queer Body

For the Record programme

Buyelekhaya, conceptualised and photographed by Phakamani Waka, explores “home” as a safe haven and a comfort zone, involving a deep emotional connection and a sense of rootedness that significantly influences our well-being and mental health.

The Salt Lesson, written by Sibuyiselo Dywili will be read live by Jennie Reznek, Sipho Kalako, Gavin Werner and Themba Stewart.  The Salt Lesson explores the politics of race, belief, and fatherhood in a post-apartheid South Africa, through the lens of a dementia patient and a forgotten son. What does it mean to be forgotten?

Amahlazo: Monstering the Queer Body is conceived and directed by Smamkele Mentyisi and performed by Lukhanyiso Skhosana, with sound and visuals by Smamkele, Lukhanyiso and Simamkele Sitwebile. Amahlazo: Monstering the Queer Body explores how the world employs monster(ing) to dehumanise queer identities in order to vindicate violence against the LGBTQI+ community.

What: For the Record

Where and when: Magnet Theatre: Cnr Lower Main and St Michael’s Roads in Observatory on 14 and 15 June 2024

Tickets: Admission is free of charge. Donations are welcome. To reserve a seat and for more information, please contact Magnet Theatre on 021 448 3436 or email