New South African Playscripts

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New South African Playscripts is a collection of six new plays published by Twist Theatre Development Projects.

The result of the play development project in 2010, the collection was published in 2011. It contains an Introduction section on the process, the plays and the playmakers by Emma Durden and Kobus Moolman, and the following six playtexts:

Camp 13 by David Stein, Jerry Pooe and The Just Don't Theatre Group.

Isimangaliso! by Bhekani Thabede, Edmund Mhlongo and Sakhisiswe Theatre Group. (2 hander title: Still Waiting)

The Poisoned Mango by Anton Krueger, Zeph Nzama and Umphithi Theatre Arts.

Kwanele: It Was Enough by Amy Jephta, Themi Venturas and Uthando Lwabaqulusi.

To Be Like This Rock by Neil Coppen, Debbie Lutge and Umsindo Theatre Projects.

The Wedding Goat by Daveshan Govender, Bheki Mkwhane and Ubuntubesizwe Productions.

Legacy by Daveshan Govender, Bheki Mkwhane and Ubuntubesizwe Productions.

The initial full versions of the plays were performed at the IsiGcawu Theatre Festival in KwaMashu and for local audiences in their own communities during 2010. Thereafter the playwrights adapted the plays to create short two-hander plays, which were performed at the Musho International Theatre Festival in Durban in early 2011.

Each play is has been published in four related formats: The Full Cast Script (English); Full Cast Script (Zulu); 2 Hander Script (English); 2 Hander Script (Zulu). The text are made available free of charge for performance.


Twist Theatre Development Projects. 2011. New South African Playscripts.

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