Cape Town: Corona Aesthetics and Theater

Mike shares how theater is shaped by the pandemic, how the South African scene is working on becoming less dependent on governmental subsidies and and how he envisions the twists international traveling might face in the long term future.

This episode was recorded on November 3, 2020.


Mike van Graan, South Africa

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.

Other episodes with Mike:


  • Thomas Reintjes (Post Production)
  • Matthias Jochmann (Host, Producer)

An Huy Tran, Prathap Nair, Kecheng Fang and Stephanie Raible also helped make this episode.