Tuesday, July 20, 2021



What characters think drives the story they are in!

Dialogue is at the heart of acting. How well we as artists relay a story depends on how we handle the nuances, subtext and psychology of the characters’ words. How we lift their voices from the page of a script to the actuality of acting! 
Dialogue reveals character. The character’s world drives the story and as actors our main job is to do one thing well – tell the story.
In this workshop, we will delve into the psychology of human relationships (Transactional Analysis), which looks at the heart of how we interact, transact, converse, and identify with each other.
We will explore how this can be used to enhance our craft, shaping characters that are layered, rich and drive a story.
Understanding a bit more of the human psychological modality will give you a greater insight into approaching dialogue in scripts, and insight on how to handle relationship interactions in your day-to-day life.

Who is Clive?
Clive Vanderwagen has a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts from Wits University and a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Studies. Clive has been in the industry for a number of years, and ran APM with Janet du Plessis in Cape Town for seven years. For the last six years he has worked in the corporate space, training people to use Transactional Analysis to build better business relationships.

Date: SATURDAY 24 July 2021
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Place: sign up HERE


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Charter of Rights

Express your support by Friday 23 July 2021



The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the creative sector.  It has also reflected just how marginalized the arts are within our society.
One of the positive things to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic though is the level of organization within the arts community along with a greater sense of agency by creatives. Against this backdrop, Im4theArts and Theatre and Dance Alliance (TADA) are jointly leading a campaign to affirm and assert the rights of artists in the South African context.  To this end, a CHARTER OF RIGHTS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS has been drafted, and the first phase of this campaign is to popularize the Charter within the arts community and to have as many artists as possible express their support for the Charter.  This will provide the organisers with a sound mandate to pursue the rights contained in the Charter and to make them a reality.
Thus far, a number of well-known artists across all disciplines have expressed their support for the Charter.  They include Basil Appollis, Bianca Amato, Chantal Herman, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Concord Nkabinde, Fiona Ramsay, Gregory Maqoma, Jack Devnarain, Katlego Chale, Lizz Meiring, Louis Viljoen, Mbongeni N. Mtshali, Mpho J. Molepo, Neil Coppen, Saartjie Botha, Sibongile Mngoma, Siphokazi Jonas, Sylvaine Strike, Thami Mbongo, Thoko Ntshinga and Vincent Mantsoe.
We plan to launch the Campaign for the Charter of Artists’ Rights on Wednesday 28 July 2021.
This is to invite you to express your support for the Charter.  You may do so by clicking on the link at the end of the Charter as attached.
The campaign is being coordinated by a committee whose members include Yvette Hardie, Mike van Graan, Thami Mbongo, Lesego van Niekerk, Andrico Goosen, Bryan Schimmel, Fiona Ramsay, Iain Robinson, Steven Sack, Thembalihle Mncadi and Tiisetso Mashifane, all of whom attended the first meeting of the committee.
Should you have any questions, you are welcome to raise them with anyone on the committee.
Please read through the Charter and express your support as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 23 July 2021.  We encourage you to forward this email invitation and Charter to at least 5 others whom you think would be interested.
We will change our sector for the better by working together.
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