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Thirty years ago, John Kani and the late Barney Simon secured a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to establish the Market Theatre Laboratory. Over the past three decades, this always youthful (now, paradoxically, also venerable) institution has been a tremendously important space for training theatre makers and for producing significant creative work.
To mark its anniversary, the “Lab” is putting on a programme of events in October and November, bringing together alumni, current students and other artists in its typically collaborative mode: there will be improv and open mic evenings, panel discussions and an exhibition, as well as performances of new and established productions.