ONE NIGHT ONLY PERFORMANCE: FRIDAY, 9 AUGUST, 7PM
Umsebenzi Ka Bra Shakes interrogates the use and relevance of Shakespeare for South African performers, storytellers, makers, learners and audiences. It explores Shakespeare within culture and language contexts, raising questions around violence, masculinity and representation.
This process-driven exploration brings together a creative team from various backgrounds, embracing the principle of “the less good idea”: creating from words and stories borrowed from Shakespearean texts and hopefully allowing something that is neither a South Africanised adaptation nor a translation to emerge.
Umsebenzi Ka Bra Shakes is presented by POPArt Productions in collaboration with The Centre for the Less Good Idea, The Shakespeare Society of South Africa, Johannesburg Awakening Minds, Market Theatre Lab & Kwasha Drama Company.
Performed by Sibahle Mangena, Molatelo Maffa, Thulisile Nduvane, Aalliyah Matintela, Rachael Neary, Sinenhlanhla Mgeyi, Vusi Nkwenkwezi, Michael Mazibuko, Lwazi Mayeki and Bongani Dlamini.
Facilitated by Hayleigh Evans and Phala O. Phala. Created in collaboration with the cast.