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Phakama is a theatre company that engages the head, hands and hearts of people on the edges of society. We believe that each individual’s story has the power to move, challenge and inform. We create daring performances that celebrate who we are and who we can become – individually, collectively and throughout the world.

Since its inception in 1996 Phakama has pioneered a process for creating theatre that transcends age, experience and background. It’s practice of cultural exchange unites communities across difference and diversity through a trailblazing, non-hierarchical and life-affirming process called Give and Gain.
Phakama means rise up and empower yourself.