SOUTH AFRICA 2019

ITP returned to Philipi Township outside of Cape Town, South Africa for year eight of our RISING VOICES residency with a special tour of the original student play MEMORIES WE'VE FOUND throughout Townships outside Cape Town.

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  • SETTING THE STAGE FOR BRIGHTER FUTURES
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SOUTH AFRICA 2019

ITP returned to Philipi Township outside of Cape Town, South Africa for year eight of our RISING VOICES residency. This year ten ITP alumni students in our LEADING ACTS program produced and directed the original play, Memories We've Found mentored by ITP teaching artists Stephen DiMenna, Mbovu Malinga and Yonela Sithela.

This year we welcomed a distinguished guest artist, Harry Waters Jr. a professor of theatre at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN

This year ITP was invited to perform our original play MEMORIES WE'VE FOUND created by our students in 2018 for the South African Youth Arts Festival at the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town's premier performing arts venue. This was an unprecedented opportunity for our students to perform in a venue with national prestige that elevates and validates the work of our young artists. Artscape houses the Cape Town Opera, Symphony, Jazzart Dance Company and international Broadway tours.

As a follow-up to the performance at Artscape our Leading Acts alumni produced a tour of the play to small theatres in the neighboring townships of Delft and Khayelitsha. They performed the show for hundreds of youth groups and members of their communities.

The play was re-mounted this Summer directed by our ITP alumni in our Leading Acts Program.

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