TUT students manage Festival from A to Z

The annual dirACTions Festival, presented by the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Film, aims to entice audiences with this year’s theme ACTION-REACTION. dirACTions will be staged at the Rostrum Theatre, TUT Arts Campus, from 31 July to 5 August.

There will be a variety of performances to ensure that there is something for every audience member. This year’s event poses the question on whether you Act or Re-act.

The Department launched the Festival to expose the public and students to the professional workings of a theatre festival. It will feature B Tech: Drama students as directors and undergraduate Drama students as actors. B Tech: Drama students will also manage the Festival in its entirety through their arts administration coursework.

The platform allows all creative participants to collaborate and tell stories in a conventional way. It also aims to create an all-inclusive environment, which will serve as a networking platform to advertise, market and introduce new performing arts and artists to theatregoers and industry alike.

There will be three full productions running each night, starting from 16:30 until 20:10. On Saturday, 5 August, the festivities will run from 11:00 - 14:45; and a closing ceremony with exhibitions and performances is planned from 14:45 - 20:00. There will be a total of 11 shows, and 24 performances to choose from!

For tickets and more information, please contact Danachcha Danster

(082 382 4397/ nachcha704@gmail.com) or Boikie Mogorosi (060 971 5241/ boikiemogorosi@gmail.com).

The Arts Campus is situated at 24 Du Toit Street (corner Du Toit and Struben Street). Safe parking is available.

For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Willa de Ruyter on tel: 012 382 5352 or send an email to deruyterw@tut.ac.za.