Market Theatre Laboratory Seeks the Next Generation of Young Actors

If you are a talented, focused individual who dreams about a career in the performing arts, the Market Theatre Laboratory has news for you: we are currently recruiting a new generation of young actors for our renowned Performance and Theatre Skills Training Programme. Applications for this full-time course are open from the 15 August – 30 September 2015 for study in 2016.

This year, the Lab won the Adelaide Tambo Award for celebrating human rights through the arts in the student category at the National Arts Festival. In addition, Lab students performed at Pop Art Theatre, the Market Theatre, the Sanaa Festival, the 969 Festival, and will be performing at the Gauteng Schools Festival. Classes include acting, movement, physical theatre, voice, singing, writing and theatre design, and are facilitated by highly skilled, active industry professionals and visiting artists, including international theatre-makers from Holland, England, and the USA. Local teachers include Dorothy Ann Gould, Princess Mhlongo and Kgafela Magagodi.

Founded by Dr John Kani and Barney Simon in 1988, The Market Lab is the educational arm of the world famous Market Theatre. It has trained exceptional performers and theatre-makers including Olive Schreiner Award winner Phillip Dikotla, Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year (2013) Prince Lamla, and SAFTA award winners Harriet Manamela, Warren Masemola and Lindiwe Ndlovu.

Application forms are available on the Market Theatre website at, or can be fetched from the Market Laboratory offices in The Bus Factory, 3 President Street, Newtown. Applications close on 30th September. For queries, please contact Thandeka Nheke at the Market Laboratory on 011 838 7498 or .

Source: Market Theatre,


2 thoughts on “Market Theatre Laboratory Seeks the Next Generation of Young Actors

  1. I only saw the post today and it’s the closing date of the aplications…I am so disappointed, please update me incase of other posts….acting is all I wanna do!

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