Theatre and Culture for Early Years       May 11 – 21, 2018        Donate Now Through!


Magnet Theatre, South Africa

May 15th – May 17th, 2018 at Intergalactic Arts Studio

Interactive Performance

Performed in a cozy tent using South African polyphonic singing, sounds and rhythms, babies are taken on an enchanting journey of stimulating sounds, and lights and textures created to soothe, surprise, and delight.

Through their sensitive interaction with their small audience, the four artists reveal for parents new and innovative ways to connect and communicate with the very young.

With the support of Harbourfront Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts, The WeeFestival will offer workshops to professional artists with backgrounds in dance and theatre creation led by Magnet Theatre’s artistic director Jennie Reznek and Koleka Putuma, the creator of Scoop.

SCOOP is the first ever South African baby play for mothers and babies between the ages of 2 weeks to 12 months. This play is performed in a self-contained tent, a relaxing space, and fits 6 moms and babies at a time. With the use of sounds, songs, lights and textures, babies are taken on an enchanting journey crafted to delight, surprise and soothe. Through intensive interaction with the babies, the four performers reveal innovative ways to connect and communicate with infants. The performance is 20 minutes long with 15 minutes play time after.

Performances of Scoop have been dedicated to community groups and service organizations through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Created by the Magnet Early Years Theatre Company

Directed by: Koleka Putuma
Assited by: Jennie Reznek
Cast: Nolufefe Ntshuntshe, Sivuyile Dunjwa,
Babalwa Makwetu, Athienkosi Mfamela
Design: Nicola Date
Production Manager: Themba Stewart

Show times

May 15 at 11h00
May 15 at 13h00
May 15 at 14h30
May 16 at 11h00
May 16 at 14h00
May 16 at 9h30
May 17 at 10h00
May 17 at 13h00
May 17 at 14h30

About Magnet Theatre

Magnet Theatre is a high profile physical theatre company that has been operating in and out of South Africa for the past 30 years. Foregrounding the language of the body, they create exciting, innovative and sophisticated African theatre which engages with the present condition in South Africa.

Visit the Magnet Theatre website