NATi Rising Stars: To throw a brick by Miliswa Mbandazayo


Deur: Miliswa Mbandazayo
Met: Mbulelo Grootboom, Karli Heine en Tankiso Mamabolo
Regie: Faniswa Yisa
Taal: Eng, Xhosa
Venue: NATi Arena
Datum en tyd: 27 April 11:00
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: R100

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Babalwa is op pad om vir Luxolo te konfronteer oor die wit meisie met wie hy haar verneuk. Wanneer Chelsea Luxolo se deur oopmaak, dink sy Babalwa is die huishulp. Eers speel Babalwa saam sodat sy agter die kap van die byl kan kom, maar wanneer Luxolo bewusteloos uit ’n kas tuimel, en daar ’n verwoestende storm buite losbars, bevind die drie hulle in die huis vasgekeer – ook deur die besluite wat hulle daar laat beland het. Die vroue het geen ander keuse as om met mekaar, en die man tussen hulle, af te reken nie. Ten minste vir die nag.


By: Miliswa Mbandazayo
With: Mbulelo Grootboom, Karli Heine and Tankiso Mamabolo
Director: Faniswa Yisa
Language: Eng, Xhosa
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 27 April 11:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R100

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Babalwa is on a mission to confront Luxolo about the white girl he is cheating on her with. When Chelsea opens Luxolo’s door, she mistakes Babalwa for the maid. First Babalwa plays along to find out more about this other woman, but when an unconscious Luxolo falls out of a cupboard, and a vicious storm breaks out outside, the three are trapped inside the house with the choices that led them here. The women are forced to deal with each other and the man between them. At least for the night.

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Miliswa Mbandazayo is an actress, playwright, poet, writer and theatre maker based in Cape Town. In 2021 she obtained her honours degree in theatre and performance from the University of Cape Town. Locally, she acted as stage manager for Manyano Media’s Black Girl Live (2021) and as assistant stage manager for Matthew Wild’s Die Sewe Doodsondes (Woordfees, 2022). She has also toured overseas to France (Festival d’Avignon, 2021 and Théâtre Nanterre-Amadiers, 2023), Spain (Festival Grec, 2021) and Germany (Africologne, 2023) as stage manager for Brett Bailey’s Samson. In 2022, her own short play Oh! featured in the African Women Playwrights Network’s Ghana Festival. She recently acted as scriptwriting and production mentor for the Zabalaza Festival and will provide dramaturgical support for the Baxter Theatre’s upcoming isiXhosa setwork production later this year.

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