Fondazione Labia (FL) and Circle Productions (CP) have joined forces to bring the joy of theatre and performance to Casa Labia Cultural Centre.

Circle Productions is a non-profit organisation that has been operating for more than 30 years in theatre and tourism within our local communities. They offer a programme that is run by a collaboration of seasoned community theatre actors and directors designated into flexible programmes that aim to educate and teach their students new skills in how to use “drama” in your work and life.

The CP programme, Actor for a Day, aims to provide 15 learners from Westlake Primary School with a fun-filled practical drama training that will run once a week from July to November at Casa Labia Cultural Centre. These children will be in the skilled hands of Coleen van Staden and Celia Musikanth, who are both award-winning community theatre performers and directors. This program is funded by Fondazione Labia, the non-profit charitable arm of Casa Labia Cultural Centre and the Labia Family.

Together, Fondazione Labia and Circle Productions aim to support the advancement of Performance Arts in South Africa; in particular, to communities which are underserved. “We share our love and knowledge of theatre through experiences, projects and productions both on and off the stage for those who want to be enlightened and inspired.”, Circle Productions comments.

The progressive lessons taught by this talented team include basic stagecraft, mime, character and vocal work. The course will culminate in a showcase performance in the beautiful setting of the Casa Labia Cultural Centre in Muizenberg

Circle Productions: Coleen van Staden on

Casa Labia Cultural Centre: Azola Mkosana on / 021 788 6068

Fondazione Labia: Antonia Labia on