News

Siv Panics
Mike
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Jul 24, 2013

Siv Ngesi, one of the top-selling comedians at the National Arts Festival, starred in Panic, a one-person show on climate change that he had commissioned. Different to stand up comedy, Siv - under the direction of Heinrich Reisenhofer - did well in conveying this challenging, poetic piece to appreciative audiences.

Rainbow Scars gets Ovation Award recognition
Mike
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Jul 23, 2013

Rainbow Scars - directed by Lara Bye - was recognized with an Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival and has subsequently been invited to theatres and festivals both locally and abroad.

Rainbow Scars and Brothers in Blood in Top Twenty
Mike
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Jul 23, 2013

Rainbow Scars and Brothers in Blood featured among the top twenty ticket-sellers on the Fringe of the National Arts Festival in 2013. The top ten shows featured seven comedies, but the excellent audiences for these two plays shows that there is an audience for drama at the Festival.

Inaugural National Arts Festival Playwright
Mike
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Jul 23, 2013

Mike van Graan was appointed as the first Festival Playwright at the National Arts Festival in 2013. Four of his works, including a new piece, Writer's Block, were showcased at the Festival.

Luz Verde staged in Buenos Aires
Mike
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Dec 05, 2012

Green Man Flashing - winner of the English leg of the Theatre in Translation competition - was staged in Buenos Aires on 27 November 2012.

Recognition in 2012
Mike
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Nov 12, 2012

My three plays produced by Artscape in 2012 have all won some form of recognition

Green Man Flashing reprinted
Mike
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Jan 12, 2011

After a first print run by Junkets Publishers sold out, "Green Man Flashing" has been reprinted and is now available for schools and universities who have prescribed the text. The Independent Education Board is largely responsible for the play's popularity after including it in its list of setworks for 2011.

School's Play Festival
Carla
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Sep 06, 2010

I was invited to serve as judge at Westerford High School’s play festival on Tuesday 14 September. It was interesting to see the kinds of issues that high school learners are dealing with.