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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

“My Vagina Was Not Buried With Him”: A Rich Multi Genre Narrative by Tonderai Chiyindiko

My Vagina Was Not Buried With Him is celebrated and multi award-winning poet, playwright, director and producer Napo Masheane’s latest production which was recently staged at both the Jobu…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wows audiences at the National Children’s Theatre by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Roald Dahl’s much-loved classic Fantastic Mr. Fox wowed young audiences at the National Children’s Theatre in Johannesburg where it was staged in December. Given the catastrophic impact…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

“XOVA”- One of the Best Productions of 2020! by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Xova, the predominantly isiXhosa-language production which has just finished a sold-out run at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg was arguably one of the best productions in a year blighted …

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

“Angola Camp 13” is an All-Powerful Musical and Choreographic Masterpiece! by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Angola Camp 13, the multiple-award winning South African State Theatre production would not have happened had the powers-that-be had their way according to its creator, celebrated writer, an…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

“Mnquma & Ithemba:” African Contemporary Dance-Based Storytelling! by Tonderai Chiyindiko

The TX Theatre’s double bill Mnquma & Ithemba is rich modern African contemporary dance-based storytelling. Located in the heart of the bustling township of Tembisa is the Moses M…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

“Angola Camp 13” is an All-Powerful Musical and Choreographic Masterpiece by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Angola Camp 13, the multiple-award-winning South African State Theatre production, would not have happened had the powers-that-be had their way, according to its creator, celebrated writer …

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

“Mnquma & Ithemba”: African Contemporary Dance-Based Storytelling by Tonderai Chiyindiko

The TX Theatre’s double bill Mnquma & Ithemba is rich modern African contemporary dance-based storytelling. Located in the heart of the bustling township of Tembisa is the Moses Mo…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Review of Kwasha! Theatre Company’s “Peeling Shadows” by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Kwasha! Theatre Company’s Peeling Shadows, which has just ended a limited run at the Market Theatre, is one of those productions that utilize so many unconventional theatrical elements, le…

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

“In Their Words” Is A Harbinger Of Things To Come by Tonderai Chiyindiko

In Their Words, a staged reading which recently took place at the Tin Town Theatre in Johannesburg is a harbinger of things to come. By definition, a staged reading is a form of theatre wher…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Alexandra Theatre Academy Hosts Inaugural Current Affairs Theatre Festival by Tonderai Chiyindiko

The sprawling township of Alexandra came alive from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October when the Alexandra Theatre Academy hosted the inaugural Current Affairs Theatre Festival at the Alexsan Re…

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Monday, December 14, 2020

“The Red Femicycle”: Gender Based Violence in Sharp Focus by Tonderai Chiyindiko

The Red Femicycle brings into sharp focus Gender-Based Violence in a gut-wrenching and hard-hitting way! The Red Femicyle is not a production for the fainthearted, why should it be for it …

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Joburg Theatre Stages Zakes Mda’s “Dead End” as First Live Audience Production by Tonderai Chiyindiko

After the unforeseen Covid-19 induced a public events hiatus where all forms of public gatherings, including theatre productions, were not allowed, Joburg Theatre has managed to do what few …

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Incubator 7: POPArt’s Innovative Response to Covid-19 by Tonderai Chiyindiko

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic which, among other industries, has adversely affected the theatre sector in South Africa and globally, POPArt, a cutting edge South African based experi…

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

“Paradise Blue:” An Ode to the Soundtrack of the African American Life – Jazz by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Paradise Blue is perhaps the more famous in the trilogy of plays called The Detroit Project written by award-winning African American playwright Dominique Morisseau. The other two being Detr…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

“Darkie” is a Brave One-Man, One-Act Production by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Darkie which features Katlego Letsholonyane (who has just recently started appearing on the local SABC sitcom Skeem Saam) is a brave and stylistically refreshing production in that not only …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

“Isandlwana Lecture: Narration through Song” is a Transformative Musical Experience! by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Recently staged to SOLD-OUT audiences at the Joburg Theatre, the Isandlwana Lecture: Narration through Song by acclaimed musician, sociologist, historian and griot Mbuso Khoza featuring The …

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Market Theatre’s “The Lion and The Lamb” is a Symphony of Talent by Tonderai Chiyindiko

The Lion and The Lamb, the biblically-inspired musical which retells the story of Jesus, was conceived and written by multi-award-winning theatre royalty, John Kani and the late Barney Simon…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

“Van Wyk, The Storyteller of Riverlea:” A Tribute to the Revolutionary Johannesburg Poet by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Van Wyk, The Storyteller of Riverlea based on the life of late writer, political activist and poet Chris Van Wyk, which has just ended at the Market Theatre, is a deceptively brilliant pie…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

“Daddies of Sugar” Pokes Fun at Shenanigans of Modern-Day Ruling Elites by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Daddies of Sugar with its catchy and somewhat risqué title is Jefferson Tshabalala better known in theatre circles as ‘J’. Bobs Tshabalala’s latest theatrical offering which pokes fun…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

“Hoot” – Featuring the Inimitable and Versatile Matthew Ribnick is a Rib-Cracking Comedic Masterpiece! by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Matthew Ribnick is not your average actor and his performance in the highly acclaimed Hoot is testament to his supreme acting talent which has been honed over a number of years. As is the no…

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Mbuso Khoza on why the “Battle of Isandlwana” Remains a Pivotal Moment in African History by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Any interview with Mbuso Khoza is both a wide-ranging history lesson and a remarkable exploration of a myriad of pertinent societal issues which occupy his mind daily – from sharing his th…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

“Rhinoceros”: TheatreDuo Examines the Absurdity of the Human Condition by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Rhinoceros, the official production commemorating the Market Theatre Lab’s 30th-anniversary celebrations, and performed by the supremely talented Kwasha! Theatre Company is a piece worthy …

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Billy Langa and Mahlatsi Mokgonyana on Pushing the Boundaries of the Craft by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Collaborators Billy Langa and Mahlatsi Mokgonyana better known as ‘Theatre Duo’ are what one could describe without much hesitation as the very embodiment of creativity, talent, and pass…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre