YES Environmental Drama Festival Workshop
The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk and Environmental Management Departments, in association with Artscape, will be hosting the fifth YES Environmental Drama Festival on 27 and 28 July at the Artscape Theatre Complex.
YES stands for Youth Environmental School, which is one of the youth development initiatives of the City.
The theme of this environmental drama festival is Making our City Resilient. Environmental plays to be showcased at this two-day festival are created by high schools in Cape Town.
In preparation for this Festival, participating schools have attended a programme of six creative workshops on theatre making as well as understanding the environmental issues that drive the Festival theme. The City of Cape Town’s Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Management departments have facilitated the environmental learning; looking at how citizen’s can play an active role in the preparedness of a City.
There are twelve high schools participating in this year’s Festival; Zisukhanyo Secondary, Aloe High, The Settlers High, Islamia College, Queens Park, Rocklands, Edgemead, Hottentots Holland, Scottsdene, Chris Hani Arts and Culture School. Also participating are Beautiful Gate SA (a community youth development initiative) and Storywood (a youth drama group).
The final workshop for the YES Environmental drama festival will take place this coming Saturday 9 June, at the Artscape Theatre Complex.
We will keep you posted about the Festival in July.