In March 2019, Ukwanda spent a week in Augsburg with performers and the production team there workshopping ideas for the theme and storyline for this collaborative production. For the past six months, Ukwanda has designed and constructed the puppets for the Augsburg collaboration at the Greatmore building in Woodstock. These remarkable puppets will be packed and shipped to Augsburg in Germany whilst Ukwanda puppeteers will travel to Germany in early March. After the production is performed at the Staatstheatre in Augsburg it will return to Cape Town for performance at the Baxter Theatre in June 2020.
In line with protocols introduced by government towards the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the CHR suspended its public events, seminars, and general fellowship program until further notice. We wish CHR fellows, students, artists, colleagues and friends, as well as our partners and funders in South Africa and across the world much strength and compassion in these difficult times.