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KKNK 2018

Public artworks mark a new dawn in Oudtshoorn

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation.   The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK National Arts Festival) debuted in 1994 with the dawn of Nelson Mandela’s Rainbow Nation but for several years after that, the Festival had a checkered history

Sophie Mgcina Awards

Sophie Mgcina Award winners make their mark

The Market Theatre Foundation’s Sophie Mgcina Emerging Voice Award is barely five years old and already all its winners are taking the South African industry by storm as they continue to celebrate the indomitable spirit of the late artist, teacher and cultural activist, Sophie Mgcina.

King Kong

The Evolution of King Kong

Fifty-eight years after it was first staged in 1959, an ‘evolution’ of South Africa’s most significant, influential and iconic ‘all African jazz opera’, King Kong, will open at the Fugard Theatre in July before travelling to the Joburg Theatre in September. The original production of

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