Promising Artists Given Opportunity to Develop their Skills
Two up-and-coming female participants of a recent drama festival are now reaping the rewards of their hard work.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport recently hosted the Eden and Cape Wine lands Drama Festival, which concluded with the finalists performing during the Suidoosterfees in May. After the conclusion of the final performances, the department selected two of the most promising youth for further development in the Arts. Jemima Kleinbooi and Sheline Bothma, both from Bonnievale, were chosen to attend a ten day programme at Stellenbosch University where they will receive in-depth training on different aspects of theatre. They will join this programme from Saturday, 6 June, with the University paying for their accommodation and meals for the duration, as part of their prize.
These two artists were the only female writer and director at drama festival and they will now have the opportunity to hone their skills and showcase their talent even further. Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, said that her department is committed to developing young talent: “It is crucial that we continue to invest in our youth and to give them the opportunities to further grow their skills. In this way we can continue to enrich the Arts in the province.” she said.