About FEDA

FEDA logo History and Brand Identity

The very best Drama Departments of High schools around Johannesburg enter FEDA each year.

2019 will be our 14th year!

FEDA Pty Ltd reg 2013/050047/07
DATES: 5 – 30 May 2020

The true purpose of arts education is not necessarily to create more professional dancers or actors. It is to create more complete human beings who are critical thinkers who have curious minds and who can lead productive lives.   KELLY POLLOCK

” The future of our nation depends on our ability to create and be creative. During the coming decades our most important national resources will be human resources. If our nation is to continue to meet the challenges of the future, today’s schools need to develop creative leaders”

From Performing Together   The John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts”

FEDA MISSION STATEMENT

FEDA is a one act play festival for High School students held every year in Johannesburg in May and adjudicated  by professional theatre practitioners.The primary market is High School students and teachers and parents.

FEDA’s objective is to provide a safe and celebratory platform for young artists and  theatre makers to produce, direct and create exciting theatre.

and also ………………….

To give a voice to the next generation to start critical conversations

To grow theatre audiences and tap into the energy of our youth to change our perceptions.

FEDA is sponsored by EASY EQUITIES and BUSINESS ARTS SOUTH AFRICA.  ( BASA)

We thank them for their support!

The FEDA (of Excellence in Dramatic Arts) is held at the Fringe Theatre at the Joburg theatre complex in May each year.
The very best Drama Departments of High schools around Johannesburg enter each year. This is the 15th year we have held it.

The Festival was launched because there are many outstanding High School Drama Departments who did not have a platform to showcase their work. . Dramatic Arts is the fastest growing subject in Education and is a Higher Grade subject. The standard of work at FEDA is incredibly high.

The prize for the winning play is a cash prize of R10 000.00. There is also the opportunity to perform  at the Soweto Theatre and other festivals and a five thousand rand gift voucher from the Apple Store for best social media with a further R3000.00 donated by the Digital Media experts CONTENT MERCHANTS.

Our trophies are hand made by a wire art expert. His name is John Mkwane and he works on the corner of Oxford and Rudd road.

The festival is run by Phillipa Sandilands and Janet Baylis. Certificates and nominations are given to the schools after the festival. Check out the Fedafestival face book page for more information.

Tickets are available from the Joburg Theatre website at www.joburgtheatre.com. R100.00

Please read the Rules on this web page for more important information.

Given out every night for excellent work. Trophies are awarded to:

Trophies and Certificates

Best Production

Best Actress

Best Ensemble

Best Original Production

Best Production

Best Actress

Best Ensemble

Best Original Production

Schools Entered This Year:

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

THE ADJUDICATORS OF THE ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL:

SYLVAINE STRIKE
NAT RAMABULANA
CRAIG MORRIS
FIONA RAMSAY

THE ADJUDICATORS OF THE PUBLISHED WORKS FESTIVAL

NAT RAMABULANA
STEPHEN KOTZE

THE ADJUDICATORS OF THE FINAL NIGHT

ISMAIL MOHAMMED
DAWN LINDBERG

JOHANNESBURG THEATRE

The staff of the Fringe theatre for their professional expertise and assistance.