"This play has been a few years in the making, with the initial idea for it dating back to an animated festive lunch with my own family. Although not based directly on my family, the roots of it are deeply connected to my family dynamics and antics.”
The main theme of “Woven Comforts” is a deep investigation of the concepts of home, nest, and womb. Phokojoe’s use of hessian cloth as a medium is a purposeful and striking choice, as it connects the human desire for comfort, safety, and belonging with a tangible and tactile appeal.
The holiday season is about to get a whole lot merrier in Johannesburg! The iconic John Kani stage at The Market Theatre is set to host an unforgettable production of “A Marry Little Christmas,” a whimsical comedic play penned by acclaimed playwright Greg Homann.
uNxele, also known as Makhanda-the-itola, was one of the original inmates on Robben Island. He led the “Battle of Grahamstown,” inspiring his people to resist colonialism and fight for their freedom. Maqoma was the greatest general in the 19th century War of Resistance (the 9 “Frontier Wars”). He defended African land, autonomy, and independence for decades against colonial advances.
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