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IGAMA?

In the play, Mthembu ruptures linearity by disrupting theatrical time and space to simultaneously highlight why black women’s lived experiences are not linear. Mthembu finds that the dominating theatrical discourse of beginning, middle and end narrative structures of playwriting is far too limiting to speak to contemporary issues experienced by women.

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Faces & Phases 13

In 2019, Faces and Phases 13 embraces a reflective stance to honour some of the milestones reached by this activist project, while acknowledging the long road ahead before full emancipation may be achieved, including the total eradication of hate crimes against members of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

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Modjadji in Absentia

“When we do so, we transcend our real and imagined barriers and create a space in which social change and ubuntu can thrive. The production also illustrates the power of partnerships and collaboration as it succeeds in bringing together the expertise of organizations such as the Market Theatre Laboratory, affording young actors and theatre directors the opportunity to make their voices heard” she continued.

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Emhlabeni

Emhlabeni which loosely translates to earth in English, carries far greater meaning in Isizulu, these meanings are made visible through the nuances expressed in the drawings, painting with coffee to mimic the earth and soil tones and use of vernacular titles.

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The Big 5 Comedy Show

Slap a “Big High 5” as some of the continent’s most sought-after performers get their act together for another comedy-and-music spectacular. If your stomach muscles is up to it, do not miss this year’s national Big 5 Comedy Show supported by Comedy Central kicking off at the Teatro in Montecasino on Friday 26 July & Saturday 27 July.

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