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SoloAfrica Monodrama Festival

September 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

R425 – R540

5 one-person plays of any genre, dance, drama, comedy and physical theatre, under one label. Monodrama. One performance by one person in under one hour! 2 performances per day over 5 days.

Three international productions will join this inaugural event. These are two plays by world renowned actor Pip Utton – Maggie and Hitler– with both shows having toured the world and continuing to do so.

The other international offering, a production called Rumination, directed by Emre Erdem, comes from Turkey and is a danced interpretation of the works of the poet Rumi.

The 4 local plays currently in development specifically for this new festival are performed by:

  1. Renowned comedienne Shimmy Isaacs – an account of a young soldier being taken off to the bush war in Angola in the seventies.
  2. A piece by Dominic Paulsen, exploring the mindset of a man bent on suicide through his obesity guilt.
  3. A piece by Motladtji Didodi about a young black woman choosing her partner outside the traditional guidelines of the more conservative African cultural practice of partner choice subscriptions.
  4. And a dance-driven piece by Khumbulani Mzayiya, detailing the challenges of gender identity in a very conservative society.

These are all new South African pieces in development, still without titles, with the intention of exporting them into the international theatre community after the festival.

Details

Start:
September 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End:
September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Cost:
R425 – R540
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