Since 1987, New Africa Theatre Association (NATA) has created opportunities for disadvantaged young people and communities in Cape Town.
The NATA Academy, equips students with an accredited certificate in Performing Arts (NQF level 5). We offer intensive but affordable training in professional stage skills, as well as life and study skills, for students from struggling communities. This bridges the post-Matric gap to more advanced higher education and to a career in the performing arts industries.
Highly acclaimed NATA Productions concentrate on relevant South African stories and themes. These mainstream and educational plays create opportunities for graduates to be employed, to gain experience and to participate in creating and managing professional drama productions.
NATA is a registered Non-Profit Organisation and therefore we rely on supporters who are enthusiastic about our work and help us to fulfil our mission. As well as support from individuals and foundations, we have had many successful partnerships with companies looking for a suitable CSI investment or marketing opportunity.
We are a Section 21 company, registered with SARS as tax exempt under Section 18(a).
The contact person for more information about donations or sponsorships is:
Ms Andrea Harper
Tel. 021 696 2392
BREAKING NEWS: Richard Mkhuseli Tafane wins the best actor award at the ZABALAZA awards. KHUSTA WE ARE PROUD!!! watching you grow from strength to strength humbles us!
On the 18th of February 2012 75 very strong hopefuls auditioned for a spot at Magnet Theatre. 20 of these individuals would be crowned with the coveted title of a ‘2012 Magnet trainee’.
After a grueling audition process, the group of 75 was halved. The smaller group was then divided and told to perform a 2 minute improvised piece.
At the end of the piece, individuals were told that they would be advised whether they would be requested to attend the call back. A monologue to show variation of character was to be prepared.
Of the 75 hopefuls, 13 were ex NATA graduates. 9 of the ex NATA graduates are now confirmed to be part of the 2012 MAGNET Theatre trainees. WELL DONE to:
• Jeoffrey Makobela (2009)
• Eddie Newman (2009)
• Yonela Sithela (2009)
• Sivuyile Dunjwa (2009)
• Shaun Gabriel Smith (2010)
• Lwando ‘Los’ Sindaphi (2010)
• Sisipho ‘Gift’ Mbopa (2010)
• Anelissa ‘Lyssa’ Dlaku (2010)
• Stacy Malgarte (2011)
Thank you to MAGNET theatre for recognizing the talent, determination and passion of these young artists.