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The Makukhanye Art Room is the First Shack Theatre in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Mandisi Sindo is the proud and determined founder of the Makukhanye Art Room,a shack theatre where dreams are made

The Makukhanye Art Room is the first shack theatre in the informal township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town,it’s place where even the most impoverished can still enjoy the beauty of live theatre performances.

It not only provides a stage for live theatre but creates opportunities for youth,budding artists and for local entertainment.

Former inmate Umhambi Dyonasi left a life of criminal activity to pursue the life in the theatre

Residents currently rehearse and perform in this self built theatre shack and the venue is increasingly becoming an important gathering space for dramatic productions,dance recitals,mentorship programs and even poetry performances.

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Female Poet takes to the stage with a strong and powerful performance

The Art Room is the brainchild of Mandisi Sindo,a theatre actor with a deep passion for the arts and who wanted to bring a joy and entertainment of live theatre to he’s community.

He has become someone who has work tirelessly to create opportunities for artists in he’s community who without him,would not normally have had a platform to express themselves.

The Art Room,has broken down the barriers to live theatre,normal seen as an obstacle to those living in the township

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