A Coloured Place is a play by Lueen Conning. (Author later known as Malika Ndlovu).
The original text
The play was originally written as a one-woman text using a series of slide-projections with voiceoviers. It then gradually developed into two-hander for two actresses.
Published in Black South African Women: An Anthology of Plays (compiled by Kathy A. Perkins by Routledge in the USA in 1998, and by Juta and Company Ltd. in Cape Town, 1999. Also published in Kathy A. Perkins (Ed.). 2009. African Women Playwrights, University of Illinois Press.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1996: First performed by Chantal Snyman and directed by Lueen Conning, as a one-woman presentation at the Playhouse, Durban, as part of the Women's Festival and repeated there later the same year.
1998: Staged in September in the Pieter Roos Theatre at The Civic in Johannesburg, directed by Tina Johnson, with Lueen Conning and Crystal Tryon.
1999: Staged in June in The Arena at the Nico Malan Theatre, directed by Tina Johnson, with Chantal Snyman and Esmeralda Bihl. Designs by Michael Mitchell, lighting by Skip Wright.
2001: Staged in December in The Laager at the Market Theatre, directed by Tina Johnson, with Chantal Snyman and Esmeralda Bihl.
2002: Staged in September in the Kwasuka Theatre in Durban, directed by Tina Johnson, with Chantal Snyman and Esmeralda Bihl.
2010: Staged in April at the Celebrating Writers From Africa and the Diaspora Festival in Illinois, USA, with the author, now known as Malika Lueen Ndlovu, and Chantal Snyman.
Review by Garalt MacLiam, The Star, 25 September 1998.
Review by Gabriël Botma, Die Burger, 8 June 1999.
Malan, Wilson and Fick. 2013. Now I Am Alone 1: pp.22-25.
Kathy A. Perkins. 2009. African Women Playwrights, University of Illinois Press.
Kathy A. Perkins[http://www.kathyaperkins.com/
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