- Title: Kudu
- Author: Lwanda Sinaphi
- Publisher: Junkets
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 9780994690272
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 70pp
- The play is No. 2 in The Time Sequence of playscripts.
- Young playwrights project into a South African future that not everyone will want to know about!
- The play has had a successful season at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory, Cape Town.
- The play marries a heightened poetic style of dialogue and all the elements of physical theatre.
- It belongs in all public libraries, and in high school and university libraries.
What the play is about
KUDU is an imaging of a delegation of Khoi people to the amaXhosa in the Eastern Cape. Their demands are simple: they want their land and homeland returned to them. There are complex and complicated negotiations around this. The dialogue is poetic; and the physical staging of the play is faithfully reproduced.
The Playwright & Director
Lwanda Sindaphi was born in Fort Beaufort and moved to Cape Town in the early 1990s. He is an actor, playwright, theatre director and poet, co-founder and creative director of Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement. He holds a performing Arts Certificate from New Africa Theatre Academy. In 2014 he was named best poet in Africa by Badilisha Poetry. He teaches poetry at The Cypher, an organisation of young poets. From 2012 to 2016 Lwanda studied physical theatre and acting at Magnet Theatre under Mark Fleishman and Jennie Reznek. He performed in plays like The Heart of Redness, an adaptation by Mark Fleishman of Zakes Mda’s famous novel, and Running with Gold Fish by Brink Scholtz. He was one of the Africa Theatre graduates who created and performed in Finally it Rains in the Desert with Clare Stopford in 2011. He co-directed Izityhilelo Zobuze, which was staged at Artscape for two consecutive years. His own theatre work as writer and director includes Achilles Heel, Sins of Others and Death, the Redeemer. He won the Best Director and Most Promising Production Awards for Death, the Redeemer. He has been trained in entrepreneurship at Artscape as part of the Incubator programme. He has travelled internationally with War Horse of the Handspring Puppets.