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WALKING THROUGH THE 2019/20 NTN THEATRE SEASON

The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) is nearing its closure of the 2019/20 theatre season, with the upcoming production BOET & SUS; a multidisciplinary theatre work with direction by renowned Namibian storyteller and musician Lize Ehlers. The NTN has programmed a refreshing season which included an upsurge of works by Namibian women theatre-makers and young artists

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THREE SISTERS

March, 5-7, 2020 A play written and directed by Bret Kamwi under the mentorship of Sepiso Mwange and through the Theatre Zone program. Written and Director by Bret Kamwi Mentorship by Sepsio Mwange National Theatre of Namibia, 12 John Meinert Street. ABOUT The story follows a reporter, Chaze, as she pursues an undercover investigation in

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FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

November, 28-30, 2019 A classic choreopoem by Ntozake Shange about the experiences of women of color. Direction by Jenny Kandenge Music Direction by Lize Ehlers Choreography by Nikhita Winkler National Theatre of Namibia, 12 John Meinert Street. ABOUT A groundbreaking and classic choreopoem that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle, healing and sisterhood. The

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DIE STOEP

31 Oct- 02 Nov. 2019 An Afrikaans drama on loss, love and life. Playwright and Director: Jonathan Sasha Mentorship by Tanya Terblanche Composition & Music Direction by Vernon Sawyers In collaboration with Windhoek Choristers and members of Namibian National Symphony Orchestra. National Theatre of Namibia, 12 John Meinert Street. ABOUT ‘Die Stoep’ is inspired by

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GRANDPA’S STORY 

October, 18-19, 2019 Grandpa’s Story is play that reminds the audience of the beautiful world we live in and how we need to preserve this beautiful planet for future generations to enjoy. A Children’s Theatre Production Playwright and direction by Wadith van Wyk Choreography by Gift Uzera National Theatre of Namibia, 12 John Meinert Street.

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REHEARSING MWANGE/BECKER

August, 29-31, 2019 An encounter between two theatre makers, unpacking the meaning and learned traditions of storytelling and performance. Co-devised and performed by Sepsio Mwange and Mathias Becker Dramaturgy by Yasmine Salimi Sound Design by Karl Ehlers (LOFT)Video Design by Martin Amushendje  Presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut (International Co-Production Fund), Cultural Office Pankow Berlin and Schaubude Berlin.

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EVERY WOMAN

August, 01-03, 2019 An all-female Namibian musical. Written and directed by Senga Brockerhoff Musical Direction by Lize Ehlers Choreography by Nikhita Winkler Presented in collaboration with Pegasus Entertainment Productions National Theatre of Namibia, 12 John Meinert Street. ABOUT Grace is hosting Amelia’s bridal shower and all her close friends are there. Also at the party

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TSELANE & THE GIANT

July 18-20, 2019 A magical production speaking on safety and self-awareness for young audiences. Directed by Veronique Mensah Musical Direction by Nyasha Joshua Kuchekana-Chirau Adapted and devised in collaboration with cast. National Theatre of Namibia, 12 John Meinert Street. ABOUT The story follows the journey of Tselane, an 8 year old girl, who lives with

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ANNA & CHRISTELLE  

June 20-22, 2019 A remarkable theatre play following the lives of two women as they enter into a complex relationship in the face of today’s social intricacies. Written by Ndali Mupopiwa and Mel Mwevi Directed by Ashwyn Mberi Performed by Hazel Hinda and Mel Mwevi Presented in collaboration with the National Art Council of Namibia

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BATTERED

April 25-27, 2019 A play reflecting the realities of sex workers in modern day Windhoek. Written and directed by Donald Matthys Mentored by Tanya Terblanche National Theatre of Namibia, 12 John Meinert Street. ABOUT The play is about a woman who received severe beatings from life as a child and has now rebuilt herself, working

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