Baxter Theatre Zabalaza Theatre Festival Artistic Director

About This Project

Zabalaza Theatre festival is a Baxter Theatre Center Development Program that develops theatre practitioners from in and around Western Cape by providing them with performance platforms under the guidance of professional theatre practitioners so that they realize their creative concept.

The artists from the community send applications forms for their productions, we as Zabalaza team then go and view the first 10 minutes of production and give notes on how to improve the show. A month later we go back to see 25 minutes then we host 4 or 5 Mini festivals, each festival consists of no lees then 12 shows, from which we choose shows that come to the Baxter main festival. The winner of the festival gets a 2-week professional run at the Baxter and the script get published.