Magnet Theatre's 'Bounced' is a fun, high energy, playful production, exploring the dynamics of a group of young friends. Four young men are caught up in the pitfalls of exclusion, bullying and ‘othering’. Young audiences are invited to consider their own lives and friendship groups, and to think about questions such as: Who is in, who is out, who leads and who follows?


The four young actors work with extreme sensitivity and humour to expose the delicate balance of human interactions and power struggles, which exist in groups of all sorts and sizes. The piece delicately navigates to the understanding that fun shared is always fun doubled.

Production Credits

Jennie REZNEK, Director
Jayne BATZOFIN, Original Co-direction
Azola MKHABILE, Performer
Siphenathi SIQWAYI, Performer
Sipho KALAKO, Performer
Buhle T Stefane, Performer 
Asiphe LILI, Designer
Themba STEWART, Production Manager & Lighting Design

About the Artists

Magnet Theatre is one of South Africa’s best known independent physical theatre companies, and has been operating in and outside of South Africa for the past 37 years.  In reflecting, developing and creating culture, they have established themselves as an innovative company deeply committed to social development, whose interventions into communities have reached tens of thousands. They are a truly national theatre institution, recognized for aesthetic originality, excellence, and their investment into cultural development and training. Their many plays deal with archival explorations, historical questionings and relevant contemporary issues. 


Magnet Theatre has been making theatre for young audiences for the past 10 years and have made over 14 original works that have toured nationally as well as performed to great acclaim at international festivals in New York, Toronto, Italy, Germany, France, Reunion Island and the UK.  Magnet Theatre’s performance work for young children has been acknowledged by the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in 2022 with an Award for Innovation. Aside from our professional profile, we run multi-layered educational programmes that are aimed at the transformation of young people’s lives and the theatre industry as a whole. 


Jennie Reznek is a founder and Co-Artistic Director of Magnet Theatre and an award winning actress and theatre -maker.


Azola MKHABILE, Siphenathi SIQWAYI, Sipho KALAKO and Buhle T STEFANE are all gradutes of the Magnet Theatre 'Fulltime Training and Job Creation Programme' and have recently,  with other members of the Magnet Theatre Youth Company won the Best Ensmble Award in 2024 for their work in Mark Fleishman's 'Oedipus' at Colonus #aftersophocles.


Themba STEWART is Magnet Theatre's resident Production Manager. He is also a lighting and set designer and theatremaker.

    • Aimed Towards Children
Primary Language
Accessibility Information
  • Non-Verbal
  • Highly Visual
Event Format
All Contributors ‘On the Ground’