Dirty Work

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Dirty Work is a play by by Maishe Maponya (1951-).

A solo play, shaped in rehearsal with actor John Maytham, this is a study of a security advisor adressing the audience and spouting white fears and preconceptions about black South Africans, while disturbing off-stage sounds keep intruding.


First performed in 1984, the text was published in Doing Plays for Change (a collection of Maponya's plays, introduced by Ian Steadman), by the Witwatersrand University Press in 1995.

1984: First performed in The Laager at the Market Theatre in 1984, directed by Maishe Maponya, performed by John Maytham


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