Mike Van Graan

Barbarism, burnings and Becket 3

Is our primary struggle really against racism and white privilege?

Barbarism, burnings and Beckett

If public art, symbols and monuments are to play a role in building “social cohesion”, we need to adopt different approaches.

Letter from Croatia

Croatia is this year's setting for the annual meetings of the International Net-work for Cultural Policy (INCP), a grouping of about 58 cultural ministers from around the world, and its complementary NGO network, the International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD). Mike van Graan reports.

Looking in, watching out

What would be an appropriate metaphor to reflect the state of South African theatre in the first 10 years of democracy? Perhaps it would be <i>At Her Feet</i>, a play that was rejected by the National Arts Council (NAC), which suggested that playwright Nadia Davids rewrite her script to include other racial groups, only for the play in its original format to win two prestigious Fleur du Cap awards a few weeks later, writes Mike van Graan.

Director of golf

I have an idea for a new reality TV show. Train the cameras on the Department of Arts and Culture, particularly on its most senior management.Perhaps it could turn out to be our new daily soap, <i>The Rich and the Useless</i> writes Mike van Graan.

Towards a free Market

Mike van Graan, whose latest play is about to open at the Market Theatre, spoke to its new MD, Sibongiseni Mkhize, about the venue's future.

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