Although drama is not a subject offered by at Wynberg, it is still an area of the school that is of vital importance to its cultural life. Drama at Wynberg can be taken in many forms ranging from the annual major productions to its weekly classes by the Wynberg Boys Acting Association (WBAA), which despite its name is open to both Wynberg boys and girls who are interested in drama and offers a training and a platform for aspiring actors and actresses.
The teacher in charge of WBAA and drama at Wynberg Boyâ€™s High is Miss Dâ€™Unienville (Masters in applied theatre, UCT) and has brought great passion and enthusiasm as well as vast knowledge for directing WBAA. Drama at Wynberg also gives students the opportunity to lead and direct the portfolio in a way they feel would be more appealing and best for the school through positions such as Head of Drama and Head of WBAA.
2016 Head of Drama is Thandizo Chigona and the head of WBAA is Liam Beardwood.
Wynberg was also the first school in South Africa to participate in the International Shakespeare festival and have set an extremely high standard with their performances.
Wynberg offers the following:
Annual inter-house one act plays directed and produced entirely by the boys.
The opportunity to participate in annual major school productionsâ€“ Wynberg Boys’ and Wynberg Girlsâ€™ High alternate responsibility for the production. This year Wynberg Boysâ€™ is putting on the production ‘Our Countryâ€™s Good’ by Timberlake Wertenbaker.
The opportunity to participate in drama Eisteddfods.
The opportunity to participate in the annual International Shakespeare Schoolsâ€™ Festival. Wynberg showcases Hamlet in 2016.
Weekly training with WBAA and the opportunity to socialise with members of the Wynberg Girls’ drama society.