UCT academic and award-winning Director Mark Fleishman and theatre legend Jennie Reznek will jointly present a lecture on Reznek’s text I Turned Away And She Was Gone on Tuesday 22 March. Written and performed by Reznek, I Turned Away And She Was Gone reworked the Demeter and Persephone story that reviews the relationships between three incarnations of women – a mother, a daughter and grandmother – and the passage of past, present and future selves.
Mark Fleishman is Professor in the Drama Department at UCT and Co-artistic director of Magnet Theatre. He has won the Fleur du Cap Award for Directing, as well as the FNB Vita Awards for Directing and Choreography, and is an internationally respected theatre-maker and academic. Fleishman teaches across a range of theoretical and practical courses; his research areas include physical theatre, interactive dramaturgy, site-specific community-based performance and technology and live performance.
Jennie Reznek is a graduate of UCT’s Drama School and studied in Paris with Jacques Lecoq from 1984 -1986. She is a director of Magnet Theatre and has lectured in movement at UCT. Reznek has worked as an aerialist and clown in the circus, a movement director and choreographer, and a puppeteer with the Handspring Puppet Company. I Turned Away And She Was Gone marks Reznek’s first one-woman show in more than two decades, and reunites the stellar core creative Magnet Theatre team of director Mark Fleishman; designer Craig Leo; choreographer Ina Wichterich and original music by Neo Muyanga.
The presentation, followed by an open question and answer session, will take place from 17:30 – 19:00 on Tuesday 22 March 2016 at Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town. Refreshments will be served from 17:00. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.
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