Entrepreneurs Get in on the Act

False Bay College – Westlake – Centre for Entrepreneurship – 10 May

Who would have thought that a group of Cape Town entrepreneurs, beneficiaries of training at False Bay College, would take to our Be an Actor for a Day programme with such gusto and commitment!

We had an awesome day with them, teaching some basic vocal skills, relaxation and breathing, how to engage with an audience and then ending with their performances to a pop-up audience from the College.

These were the three top take-outs from the programme according to the participants and manager – Centre for Entrepreneurship had to say:

”   Do something outside your comfort zone. Without exception, the 9 folk who participated in the day are amateur actors at best, having little acting experience overall. In order to participate, it meant overcoming some concerns and fears. Yet in doing so, they grew considerably in various ways”.

 ”  Consider taking in new challenges with others. The camaraderie experienced was also meaningful and valuable. Entrepreneurs walk a lonely path, and events like these highlight how important a strong supportive environment can be.”

 ” Have Fun!  The group of young people had much fun as they learnt to pronounce, project and in some cases ….pretend. The entrepreneurial journey is highly demanding and challenging; so interspersing this with genuine fun is significant. Don’t forget to have fun on your journey.”

These entrepreneurs showed us exactly why they will succeed in any business venture they undertake – we were proud of what we achieved together.

Telling Stories in Cape Town

 Rabbit Hole – a Play Reading at the Masque Theatre 5 – 7 April 2018.

And so it is done and dusted.  It was an amazing experience for us – from the director, Coleen van Staden of Circle Productions, right down to the SM, lighting and FOH – but especially our performers and the audiences who came to experience what we had to offer.  A staged playreading is not done that often and we are incredibly proud of what we achieved.  Visit our facebook page and you will see some super comments there from audience members.

Here is a pic of the whole gang…..     and some rehearsal shots too.  We want to do it again soon.  Keep an eye on our NEWS!

Mo Libretto, Roseanne McBain, Coleen van Staden (director) Suzi Gehr, Wendy Thompson (lighting operator) Patrick Jordi, Jane Philbrick (SM) Kim R2

Patron’s had this to say:

“To you all CONGRATULATIONS and a big thank you for giving me such an enjoyable evening. Coleen your direction was brilliant and to the whole cast, you delivered beautifully. Anybody who loves theatre and missed this production is much the poorer for it”

 Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire – Play Reading

Opening Thurs 5th April – Three performances only.  Circle Productions brings a new performance genre to the Masque Theatre – a play reading full of energy and movement that takes the audience on a journey into the lives of a family coming to terms with a tragic loss.

Bitter and angry confrontations, as well as tenderness, gentle humour and hope, play out in this empathetic look at a family interrupted.  This spirited and intelligent play-reading by a talented cast of five brings home the down-to-earth honesty of the play.