Mike van Graan, a well-established playwright and activist based in Cape Town, shares how the pandemic has struck the cultural scene in South Africa. Mike feels more busy than before the lockdown and helps make cultural practitioners more resilient.
This episode was recorded on August 20, 2020.
Mike is a South African playwright. He was appointed as an Advisor to the first Minister of Arts and Culture in post-apartheid South Africa, where he played an influential role in shaping cultural policies. Currently, he’s the project manager for the Sustaining Theatre and Dance (STAND) Foundation.
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Thomas Reintjes, Prathap Nair, Kecheng Fang and Stephanie Raible also helped make this episode.