Hola Majita

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Hola Majita is a play by Kere Nyawo

Sometimes witten as Hola Majita!

The original text

A play about prison life in South Africa, demystifying the glory and glamour of gangs and criminals. (The playwright, himself, was a former hijacker, drug dealer and convict.) It started out in 1993 as an Arts Alive workshop and Positive Arts Society project at Soweto's Chiawelo Community Centre (triple C), run by community theatre veteran Tefo Dipholo.

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Performance history in South Africa

1993: Premièred at the Grahamstown Festival and then toured around various smaller venues in the townships.

1995: Staged by the Positive Arts Society in the Hillbrow Theatre during July, directed by Thulani Didi.

1998: Staged, as part of the Market Theatre Development Programme, in the Laager at the Market Theatre in January , directed by Thulani Didi, with Thulani Didi, Tuffy Makhanya, Arthur Msibi, Phindile Ntuli, Zakhele Mnguni, Mncedisi Ngema, Kere Nyawo, Ronnie Nyakale, Nonhlanhla Konqa, Sipho Thabethe and Vusi Nhaphlo.


Ruphin Coudyzer. 2023. Annotated list of his photographs of Market Theatre productions. (Provided by Coudyzer)

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