From, For, and About the People. Community theatre today, © ifa
From, For, and About the People. Community theatre today, © ifa

From, For, and About the People

Community theatre today

15 Jun 2023
19:00 - 20:30 Uhr
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Weltraum
Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart

For a long period of time, much focus and resources have been placed on mainstream theatre while community theatre responsible for the social development of the community continues to be marginalized. As a result, the performance addresses the current and historical injustices, mainly exclusion and xenophobia with the aim to shed some light on the social impact of community theatre and its possible future in Germany.



Relebohile Mabunda, photo: private

Relebohile Mabunda

Performer and community arts activist

Relebohile Mabunda is a performer and community arts activist. She studied Applied Theatre and Drama and has a Master’s degree in Cultural Policy and Management from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She focuses on the interaction with people from marginalised communities, including children and youth living with disabilities. As a stepping stone to accessing and working with marginalised communities, Mabunda co-founded Lule Productions. Her work has been showcased in festivals such as Rehearse Reveal, Zwakala, Ishashalazi and the Zabalaza Community Theatre Festival. Relebohile Mabunda is currently leading an art research project at ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung German Chancellor Leadership.

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Lunga Khulane, photo: private

Lunga Khulane

Theatre maker

Lunga Khulane is a theatre maker, applied theatre facilitator and Masters candidate in Cultural Policy and Leadership at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has been involved in community theatre for 15 years, bridging the gap to the mainstream and winning numerous awards. Lunga has directed and facilitated, most notably Mvuso, a project by Drama For Life and the Goethe-Institut South Africa. He researches indigenous languages, storytelling and the governance of community arts and cultural spaces.

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Daniela Hochstätter

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.108