The CHR production of Warona performed by Ukwanda Puppetry and Design Collective has been voted the 2019 Standard Bank Ovation Award at the Makhanda Arts Festival. The Ukwanda team are funded through the NRF Flagship and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The production is the first production developed in the Greatmore Street initiative. We congratulate the team of directors, trainers (both in South Africa and London), our partners in Handspring Puppet Company and colleagues in the CHR for the support in making this wonderful achievement possible.
A total of nine CHR artists in residence have received national awards in 2019.