- Title: Reparation
- Author: Ameera Conrad
- Publisher: Junkets
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 9780994690265
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 80pp
- The play is No. 1 in The Time Sequence of playscripts.
- Young playwrights project into a South African future that not everyone will want to know about!
- It daringly posits the reparation demands required at some future date in the country’s history.
- Cleverly, the author manages to make the play funny as well as unnerving.
- The play has had a successful season at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory, Cape Town, before going to the 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown as part of the Arena Programme.
- It belongs in all public libraries, and in high school and university libraries.
What the play is about
Reparation is an imagining of what a future government of South Africa may require as reparation for past ills and evil. The Supreme Cadre works with her adviser on planning the three-pronged approach to reparation: economic, land and sacrifice. A young white Afrikaans-speaking woman is selected as the sacrifice.
The Playwright & Director
Ameera Conrad was born in Cape Town, and graduated with distinction from UCT’s Drama Department in 2015 as a Theatre Maker (Honours). She has received acclaim as a writer, director, and performer on stage and screen. Ameera has performed in Dr Godenstein’s Man, performed in What Remains, performed at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in People Beneath Our Feet. She was one of the recipients of the 2016 Theatre Arts Admin Collective’s Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary, under whose auspices she directed her self-written piece, Reparation ¬– which has subsequently been performed at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Ameera is also an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab in New York. She is a co-curator, co-writer and performer in The Fall. She is a twice-published playwright, and is taking the South African theatre scene by storm.