Nondumiso Archive

The Pilgrimage: Toward the unholy

To direct is to be the outside eye. When you are also inside the work, this working definition of directing becomes blurry. There are many director-actors who have made careers out of this conflation. In the South African theatre industry, where financial resources are often low, solo performers have made an art out of being

What Was Is No More: Site of denial

There is something to be acknowledged in the privilege that university educated students have when they enter a community theatre festival such as the Zwakala Festival at the Market Theatre. Yes, the festival is undergoing its own change in identity. Yes, it has transformed due to financial constraints and a change in mandate due to

Ibala: Ooh! Aah! Pass the tissues

Walking into the theatre, the first image you see normally provides some sense of the play you’re about to watch. This wasn’t the case with Ibala. The preset image for the show was two womxn dressed in helper’s uniforms in a corner, standing as though outside holding cardboard placards. The signs read: ‘Helpers, we are