Waterfront Theatre School Success Story


The Journey

Our production of Julius Caesar for the Shakespeare Schools Festival in April 2021,  was a huge success.  Our whole group of Westlake Primary School Drama kids learnt so much on our programme and during their preparation for the Festival.  Their live performance on the Artscape Stage was a definite highlight. They grew in confidence and skill.  We wanted to give at least some of the group an opportunity to grow even more.

We were excited to meet with Delia Sainsbury, owner and principal of the Waterfront Theatre School, together with Azola Mkosane, representing the Fondazione Labia to see if some  of our learners could join the Waterfront Theatre School Junior Programme, 2022.

Getting ready to audition – Excitement – Photo Credit:  A Gorman Photography

With their aim to develop and nourish the talents of young South Africans, it made sense to the directors of the Fondazione Labia, Antonia Labia-Sale and Natale Labia to further encourage growth and they agreed to sponsor some of our  talented learners.

Six learners were chosen to audition for a maximum of three places and we helped our Westlake drama kids choose and prepare their audition material for 15 January 2022.

The Future is Now

Shaqheen  Okuhle  Diego  Anathi  Anda   Faith – Photo Credit A Gorman Photography

The rest is history but very much the future.  The Waterfront Theatre School was so impressed with the six Westlake children that all six have been offered places.  The Waterfront Theatre School will sponsor three and the Fondazione Labia the other three,  plus the  transport and refreshments for all six.

Success! Grateful Thanks to Sponsors Fondazione Labia and Waterfront Theatre School – Photo Credit: A Gorman Photography

Diego, Faith, Okuhle, Anda, Shaqheen and Anathi   are doing drama, musical theatre, street dance and modern.

In mid February 2022, they will  embark on a life-changing journey that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Watch this space!

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