Scenesaver has been introduced to South Africa by features in both artSmart KZN a local arts news website and You’ve Earned It/YEI, the online retirement lifestyle platform for South African over-60s.
Speaking to artSmart, Caroline said “We are reaching out to performers in Africa to give them the chance to earn some money and have their work seen by new audiences from all over the world.”
YEI focuses on deals and entertainment for the SA 60-plussers and they thought Scenesaver was a great way to bring local and international live performances into their readers’ homes. This is not only while theatres are shut during Coronavirus but for all time, to make the shows accessible to people who might never be able to get to a theatre, or to another country to see fringe, offwestend and emerging artists’ work.
Scenesaver launched during the pandemic but it’s here for the long term to promote small theatre talent and widen accessibility to these brilliant performances which can be a starting point for many a distinguished theatre, TV and film career.
Shortly after the articles were published, we were in touch with South African creative, Mthokozisi Zulu, who shared his thoughts on the pandemic and its impact on his life and work.