Minister Paul Mashatile invites media to the launch of the New Plays Writing Programme

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24 Jan 2011

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Paul Mashatile, invites media to the launch of the New Plays Writing Programme at Wits University, Johannesburg, on Tuesday 25 January 2011. The programme is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), Wits University, the British Council and Sustained Theatre (UK).

A number of budding playwrights will be selected to participate on the programme. The objective of the programme is to equip a new generation of South African writers with skills that will enable them to develop dramatic work that resonates with the challenges of the world around them. The programme will comprise a series of playwriting workshops, development of new plays and production of selected work both locally and internationally.

The details for the launch are as follows:
Venue:            Wits Theatre, Wits University, Johannesburg
Date:              25 January 2011
Time:              18:00

Enquiries:      Mack Lewele 082 450 5076
                   Siphiwo Mahala 082 888 9946
RSVP:           Ms Jade Bowers at jade.bowers@wits.ac.za or 011-717 1371