MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT
Barbara Mathers is an arts administrator, performing arts producer and events coordinator. Since 1998 she has managed Third World Bunfight – producing most of their productions and tours – locally and internationally.
She has produced events including the Performing Arts Network of South Africa competition of One Act Plays 2003, the Festival of White Light on the Spier Estate from 2009 to 2011 and ‘Talking Heads’ for Infecting the City Festival 2010.
She managed The Spier Arts Festivals for 2008 including the Poetry Exchange on the Spier Estate and the Performing Arts & Music Festivals presented in inner city venues of Cape Town.
Barbara has her Associate and Licentiate Teachers Diploma in Speech and Drama through Trinity College, London and in 2002 spent time in Canada as part of a Theatre Research Internship Program funded by the South African Departmentof Arts & Culture and the Canada Council. She has completed a series of Arts Management Master Classes run by Michael Kaizer of the Kennedy Centre and a business acumen course at UCT’s Graduate School of Business.