The National Arts Festival pretty much reflects the theatre scene as a whole. There is still not enough black theatre, and there are not enough black audience members. It’s largely a matter of economics but it’s also related to artistic will.
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Christian Olwagen’s production of Ibsen’s enduring drama, A Doll’s House, is driven by a clear directorial vision and performed by a powerful cast.
I have a long history with writer’s block, in fact you could say it’s a pedigree. Mike van Graan doesn’t, though, judging from the number of his plays on this Festival. This year the National Arts Festival created a new accolade and teamed up with Artscape Theatre to name van Graan 2013 Festival Playwright. Four of his plays are being performed on the Main, including the premiere yesterday of Writer’s Block. About half way through I was beginning to wish he had it.
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