Endangered Species

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Endangered Species is a play by Barbie Schreiner, written partly in collaboration with various other people, including actors Andrew Buckland and Sheena Stannard. A tale of two sisters: one a MK guerrilla, one a stripper. It is an attempt to show that whites also have some relevance in the political struggle in South Africa in the 1980s.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1990: Workshopped under the direction of Clare Stopford and produced in the Market Theatre Rehearsal Room 11-23 June 1990 starring Kate Edwards as the MK guerilla sister, Bridget and Sheena Stannard (Nicky, the stripper). Others in the cast are Stephen Jennings as Fence, the cocaine dealer husband of Nicky and Juliana Venter as the magician Singer. Music is by Shaun Naidoo.

The play transferred to the Zabalaza Cultural Festival in London from 2-18 July 1990.

1997: Siyaloba Festival of Women's Plays, Pietermaritzburg.


An interview by Ivor Powell with the playwright published in Weekly Mail, 3-14 June 1990.

The Natal Witness, 23 October 1997.

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