From the 10th to the 20th of May, 2013, 18 students will fly to South Africa on South African Airlines to fulfill their Theatre for Development module as a part of the Applied Theatre programme at St. Mary's University College. They will be joined by two members of staff.
We will fly into King uShakea Durban airport and spend the first night in Umkomaas at a beach front B & B. On Sunday morning, we will lead our first drama workshop in the local community before taking a mini-bus to our placement at Amawushe School near Port Shepstone in Kwazulu Natal. During the day, we will work with their students and then in the afternoon, we will work within the community. The goal will be to have a community performance on the last day of their placement, Thursday 16 May which will involve both the school children and the local community.
From there, we will return to Durban to stay at the Happy Hippo International Hostel in central Durban. In Durban we will participate in and facilitate a number of workshops with local art / community centres as well as have an opportunity to speak with university students from the University of Kwazulu Natal and visit the local art scene.
We leave Durban on 19 May and arrive early back in London on 20 May.