The Writers Lab (TWL) Reading Festival 2019

TWL Reading Festival 2019 will feature eight new plays. the festival will be held at Tin Town Theatre, Marshalltown, Johannesburg

The Writers Lab in association with DiArtskonageng and Independent Theatre makers, present TWL Reading Festival 2019. The festival which will feature eight new plays will be held at Tin Town Theatre, Marshalltown, Johannesburg. Tin Town Theatre, a vibrant new space; that is set to inspire Independent artists.

The eight plays for the reading festival were selected from more than 200 submissions. The process started with a June callout for original works by South African writers.The line-up includes a widely diverse and artistically challenging group of playwrights; all eight are talented. Their plays echoing our turbulent times.


Above the Soil by Sisekho Velelo

Still by Olivia Fischer

The Soccerites by Shamin Chibba

The Chanting Youth by Ronald Manganye

This is How We Wait Here by Neo Sibiya

Zips and Scissors by Khutjo Green

The Way to a Man’s Heart by Refiloe Lepere

First by Jade Beeby

Festival details

Venue: The Tin Town Theatre (4 Margaret Mancinga Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg)

Date: 23 November 2019

Cost of Tickets: R50

For more information contact: 

Katlego Chale

Chairperson: Writers Lab


Cell: 061 408 2034

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