The Story of The Space

The story of The Space/Die Ruimte/Indawo

Design by Gerrit Hillhorst - Photo by Sue Clark

Design by Gerrit Hillhorst – Photo by Sue Clark



6 responses

  1. that was certainly ‘home’ for a while! be interested to see how this blog grows 🙂

    February 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm

  2. Mignon

    Helping out with the setting up of this space and helping backstage during incredible productions like People are Living there inspired me to go on amd become an actor xx

    February 21, 2015 at 6:46 pm

  3. I was so blessed to be involved – in minor capacities, and one did not actually realise what a ground-breaking place we were fortunate enough to be involved with x

    February 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm

  4. Kaap

    I’d love to know more the author of this wonderful blog!

    March 11, 2015 at 3:11 am

  5. Mark Legward

    Myself and Pennywhistle Theatre Co played some of the last days of the Space in Arianne Mnushkine’ s “1789 French Revolution Year one” As much as we sensed the heydays of the Space were slowly dimming, they are still some of our most electric moments in Theatre. So pleased I had them before it went dark on one final night that must have seen so many important SA Theatre figures bid her a sad goodbye. The Space was always a place to explore, succeed, experiment, risk and yes, even fuck up horribly! An atmosphere that was always forgiving, nurturing and constantly productive. In a time in SA when so little could be openly expressed, it was a magical creative refuge and platform for so many… years ahead of it’s time and filled always with possibility. It is sadly missed and always remembered with great love and respect. It was Cape Town’s saddest cultural loss!

    April 29, 2015 at 6:14 pm

  6. David Nissen

    It was years later , when the Space Theatre was long gone that I began to realise quite how much stagecraft I had picked up in those early years at the Space and later at the Peoples Space . It was just that – a space for creative people to come together and create something out of nothing .If you wanted something done , you had to do it yourself . I remember dragging an enormous white screen two flights up to the roof to scrub the oil stains out , then drying it in the sun while I ran up and down ladders setting lights single handedly .I then set up a slide projector and had a run thru in time for the show an hour or so later ! I ask myself today – where did all this energy come from ? It seemed to be in the air ; free for all to draw on , though I think we were only fully aware of the power when it was gone . Personally I am hugely proud of the small part I played in the story of the Space Theatre .

    September 16, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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