Vavasati women’s festival applications open

Thakgatso Setseta

The South African State Theatre invites theatre practitioners to submit proposals of their various plays, shows, workshops, exhibitions, master classes, flea markets and artistic round talk tables, for consideration in the 8th Annual Vavasati Women’s International Festival, which will run from 01 to 31 August 2020 at the SA State Theatre.

  The festival invites works that are cutting edge, relevant and inspiring from directors, writers, choreographers, poets, musicians, visual artists and more.

  The following information is required for consideration: a brief synopsis of the production; motivation of why the production is relevant, cutting edge, inspiring etc; artistic treatment/technical rider; company/individuals information e.g. biographies of the creative team, contact details and any other publicity material of the production; and production trailer if available.

  There is an option to present a 15 minutes piece of your work for consideration. Indicate on your application if you wish for this option, then be ready to present on 27 November 2019 from 09:00 till 17:00 at the South African State Theatre.

  The theatre will offer performance venue, access to wardrobe and décor, marketing and PR to successful applicants.

 Submissions can be emailed to or dropped off at the South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria at Reception in the box labelled (VAVASATI 2020).

  For enquiries call 012 392 4036. Closing date is Saturday, 30 November 2019.

  Proposal evaluations will be done by the SA State Theatre’s artistic team and external readers. Correspondence will be made with successful artists by 31 January 2020.

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