Five College Magnet Theatre Residency

Cape Town-based Magnet Theatre will be in residency at UMass in Winter 2013. The residency will feature its artists Mark Fleishman, Jennie Reznek, Faniswa Yisa, and Neo Muyanga and will be centered on four performances of Magnet’s two-woman play, “Every Year, Every Day, I Am Walking,” which is also part of the Department of Theater’s 40th Anniversary Season. The resident artists will visit classes, give guest lectures and demonstrations at several of the Five Colleges, and join UMass Assistant Professor of Theater Dr. Megan Lewis for the 2012 Rand Lecture. The goal of this residency is to expose students to the vital and important work of South Africa’s Magnet Theatre, who have been making socially relevant, movement-based work for over 25 years.

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Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

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January 27, 2013 to February 3, 2014


Magnet Theatre
Cape Town
South Africa

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Prof Megan Lewis

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College of Humanities and Fine Arts/Theater

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Book Chapter

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Forthcoming edited book on Magnet's work over 25 years co-edited by Dr Megan Lewis (UMass Amhers) and Dr. Anton Krueger (Rhodes Univ)