A Conversation with Ilené Bothma

Sarafina Magazine was created with the intention of celebrating all South African women in the arts. For the last few weeks all of our interviews have been with theatre makers. Today we introduce you to Ilené Bothma, a Fine artist whose exhibit, Veiled Threats, caught my eye while visiting 99 Loop Street gallery during First Thursdays. Continue reading

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A Conversation with Bikiya Graham-Douglas

The 3rd annual Cape Town Fringe Festival kicked off on September 22nd and we were invited to watch some of the shows. The Cape Town Fringe Festival is a 2 week event that takes place in the heart of Cape Town and showcases work from South Africa’s emerging and established theatremakers. Continue reading

A Conversation with Lara Foot

Today’s conversation is with one of South Africa’s most prolific theatre-makers: Lara Foot. Ms. Foot is a multi-hyphenate, she is an acclaimed writer, director and producer and currently holds the position of being the first female artistic director and CEO of The Baxter. Sarafina Magazine had the privilege of sitting down with Ms. Foot and hearing about her groundbreaking career. Continue reading

Meet the Cast of V-Day

Last week we introduced you to Marlisa Doubell, Sugar-daddy director and producer taking Cape Town by storm with her production of V-Day. After a successful run of V-Day earlier this year, it’s back for one night only as part of The Cape Town Fringe Festival. V-DAY 2016 is an updated version of The Vagina Monologues. The award-winning play is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. Continue reading

A Conversation with Marlisa Doubell

Marlisa Doubell is a director, writer, actress and founder of Sugar-daddy Theatre Company. We caught up with her to chat about her current directorial project, Eve Ensler’s V-Day which had a successful run in Cape Town earlier this year and is now back for one night only at The Cape Town Fringe Festival on September 30th. Continue reading

A Conversation with Mila De Biaggi

During the last four years Mila De Biaggi has taken the musical theatre scene by storm with her dazzling performances. From Penny in Dirty Dancing, to Victoria: the white cat in Cats, Singing in the Rain, Sunset Boulevard and now Mrs. Potipher in Pieter Toerien’s Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat currently playing at Theatre on The Bay in Cape Town. Mila has toured all over the world from South Korea, to The Philippines to New Zealand and more, performing with the above mentioned shows. Continue reading

A Conversation with Susan Danford, Lesoko Seabe & Claire-Louise Worby: The Women of Clybourne Park- Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our interview with Susan Danford, Lesoko Seabe and Claire-Louise Worby! Click Here for Part 1 Continue reading

A Conversation with Susan Danford, Lesoko Seabe & Claire-Louise Worby: The Women of Clybourne Park- Part 1

There’s a new neighbour in town! Clybourne Park which opened at The Fugard Theatre on August 16th has been making waves in Cape Town. Billed as Bruce Norris’ acclaimed black (and white) comedy, Clybourne Park tells a complex story of race relations in America. What makes the story so unique is that act 1 and 2 take place 50 years apart from one another requiring the same group of actors to portray entirely different characters in the second act. Continue reading

Welcome to Sarafina Magazine

Welcome to Sarafina Magazine: an online publication celebrating South African women in the arts.

I was inspired to start this blog after stumbling upon The Interval, a New York based publication that celebrates women in the theater community. South Africa is known as the rainbow nation. It is a country that is rich in culture and full of stories. I created this blog to give an online voice to the women who help bring these stories to life and who help to shape our incredible artistic landscape. Continue reading