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ZiTA Newsletter – July 2013
Zimbabwe Theatre Association (ZiTA)
August 06, 2013

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Royal Court Workshop – Phase One

Eleven Zimbabwean playwrights flew to South African on Friday the 28th of June 2013 for the first phase of the Royal Court workshop. They stayed at Mokoya Lodge. A conference and function venue situated on the banks of the Magalies River between Hartebeestpoort Dam and Magaliesberglies. Elyse Dodgson, Head of International Department, Royal Court traveled to South Africa where the workshop took place, accompanied by two workshop leaders and conducted a 7-day workshop for a total of 11 Zimbabwean participants. The aim of the workshop was to support each individual participant in writing a new contemporary play. The workshop was designed for the needs of each writer and in the end each writer was asked to propose an outline of a new idea for a contemporary and original play. The first draft of this play will be submitted three months after the end of the first workshop. The workshop consisted of group and individual sessions and there was also time for writing.

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