Vulture Productions in collaboration with Toyota Woordfees invites you to Dude, wa's my Bakkie? with Jeremeo Le Cordeur at the Bloemhoff School Hall in Stellenbosch from 6 to 8 March 2020. The unique story, directed by Dean van der Ventel is an explorative journey centred around issues of identity and culture.

 

After discovering his bakkie has been stolen, Dean September (Le Cordeur) begins to realise the many moments attached to those wheels. The Nissan 1400, gifted on his 21st birthday was life-changing. Independence and adventure followed, including the discovery of his first love, surviving a broken heart and road rage. With music from the 90s, you meet various characters and experience the Cape from a fresh perspective.

 

The production aims to showcase a story drawing focus to an artist utilising his craft to heal and empower through the arts. Transforming a negative experience in his life into a positive expedition of identity and culture.

“It's important for me to portray stories that emanate from my culture on stage. There is so much talent in our communities, especially among our youth who feel they cannot pursue a career in the arts," says Le Cordeur. “As I tell more stories exploring the diverse Cape culture, I am inspired to do more. It’s taking me on a cultural journey toward my roots.”

 

The production premiered in November 2018 at the Courtyard Playhouse (Formerly known as The Alexander Bar & Theatre). Thereafter, the production had performances at the Baxter Masambe Theatre and various arts festivals including the Free State Arts Festival and Suidoosterfees.

 

During the latter festival, we received the rising star award sponsored by NATi (National African Theater Initiative).

 

DATES & TICKETS

6 March – 15:00 | 7 March – 16:30 | 8 March – 14:00

VENUE: Bloemhof School Hall (which will be converted into a professional theater space)

TICKETS: R100 – R140, Available at Computicket

(however, there is a discount of up to 40% + for schools and groups depending on the amount of tickets)

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THE TEAM

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Dean studied drama at Northlink College and started his professional acting career in 2004 with a play called RAAK WYS directed by Ivan Lucas. Since then he has performed festivals with productions including BREED directed by Janet Buckland, BLY directed by Gaerin Hauptflesh and STERIEL EN BOETMAN directed by Gideon van Eden.

He made his directing debut at the Suidoosterfees in 2017 with a show called AUNTY GABIEBA with Christian Bennet.

Director

DEAN VAN DER VENTEL 

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LEE ROODT is a former Springbok kickboxer. He completed his studies at The Independent Theatre Movement of South Africa (ITMSA) Where he specialised in Shakespeare and Classical Greek. He is currently one of the artistic directors at ITMSA, along with the founder, Tauriq Jenkins.

Choreographer

LEE ROODT

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Jeremeo is a creative soul, born and bred in Wellington, Western Cape.  He is a young actor, director, writer, and arts-photographer who graduated from City Varsity – School of Media and Creative Arts with an unstoppable drive and unfaltering commitment to his craft. He created Vulture Productions, which he uses as a vehicle to support and create South African theatre works.

Writer/Performer

JEREMEO LE CORDEUR

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PATRICK ADAMS is a Western Classical singer and aspiring theatre, studio and portrait photographer. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, entered academia as an Applied Mathematician, and thereafter began pursuing his passion for the arts. When not teaching and doing research, he can be found honing his creative skills

Stage Manager

PATRICK ADAMS

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