Windhoek Gymnasium dominates Youth Theater Festival
By Martha Nangombe
THE WINDHOEK Gymnasium Senior Primary School’s fascinating theatrical presentation, ‘Pluk vir my’n Reënboog,’ was notable at the Curro Create National Youth Theatre Festival.
Based on a young girl and her imaginary pals, the beautiful and joyous play dives into the significant implications of children’s excessive social media use, bringing light to the loss of childhood creativity and the value of friendship.
‘Pluk vir my ‘n Reënboog’, a lone Namibian production, was one of only four chosen to compete in the finals, which will be held in Pretoria, South Africa, on October 6.
The 17-member play was a smash hit, winning several noticeable awards, including Best Director, which went to Heila Ferreira, Windhoek Gymnasium Private School Head of Culture. The cast’s cumulative effort earned them the title of Best Ensemble, while Francine Coetzer’s outstanding performance in the lead role earned her the Best Actress award.
While Zay-qida Podewiltz showed tremendous promise and was named the Most Promising Actress.
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