Dear Friends of Junkets
Lockdown notwithstanding, we have published two new Playscripts:
No. 1 –
Mike van Graan’s eagerly awaited
Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Metaphors
Mike was set the impossible-sounding task of writing a play featuring the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 of them!
Inventive as ever, Mike produced this re-imagining of the famed fable ingeniously incorporating the SDGs. Not only that, but he also employed various theatrical styles in a highly entertaining way, from a Greek Chorus through to rapping. What’s more, for any number of performers of either sex! What teacher of Dramatic Arts can ask for more? And they are breaking down our doors to lay their hands on copies! So, act now!
An order form is attached to this newsletter. Price is R180, with minimum courier’s fee of R150.
We have received a generous grant from The Other Foundation to publish three LGBTIQA+-interest plays.
No. 2 –
The multi-authored by Tara Notcutt, Albert Pretorius and Gideon Lombard
The South African 'modern classic' that has played nationally and internationally with equal impact and relevance.
The play’s three acknowledged authors, who were also the director and two performers, explore in the most subtle way the threads of relationship between these two very ordinary South African ‘okes’. Funny that you can know someone ‘inside out’, yet there are some things you can’t say to that person, and can sometimes not even understand what it is that you’re feeling yourself.
That’s ... miskien! A wonderful read!
It is written mainly in English, with some scattering or smattering of Afrikaans (always with the English translation supplied).
Attached to this newsletter is an order form. Recommended retail price is R160.00; minimum courier fee is almost as much at R150.00. If you are in Cape Town, you can collect from Pinelands and sidestep the courier fee.
In addition, part of the grant was used to complete the sponsorship for Terence Makapan’s gay-interest play Benji, which was published in March 2020.
Both author and publisher are most grateful for this support.
Benji was the runner-up in the 2019 SCRiBE Playwriting competition run by the Imbewu Trust.
The first of the other three plays covered by The Other Foundation’s grant is … miskien, announced above.
We’ll keep the other two plays under wraps for the moment. More about them in the near future.
We are thrilled to be able to publish these three plays as a result of the grant by The Other Foundation. For which, much thanks!
Don’t forget to order …
along the way to where
a collection of pieces by Robin Malan to coincide with his 80 the birthday
cover and order form attached.
August is South African Women’s Month
There are two ways we can celebrate our Junkets female writers and female characters …
First, here’s the gallery of all the Junkets female playwrights, novelists, compilers:
~ Ameera Conrad (Reparation)
~ Ameera Conrad, Thando Mangcu, Tankiso Mamabola (co-authors of The Fall)
~ Fiona Coyne (Careful)
~ Nadia Davids (Cissie)
~ Fatima Dike (The Return; co-compiler of African Folktales Onstage! 1 & 2)
~ Joanna Evans (The Year of the Bicycle)
~ Lara Foot (Fishers of Hope Taweret)
~ Lauren Hannie Snyders (TIP-ex)
~ Janice Honeyman (Tales from the Story Spaza Shop)
~ Juliet Jenkin (The Boy Who Fell from the Roof; Mary and the Conqueror)
~ Amy Jephta (Other People’s Lives)
~ Karen Jeynes (Everybody Else (is f*&!ing perfect)
~ Charmaine Kendal (teen novel Miscast)
~ Tiisetso Mashifane wa Noni (Sainthood)
~ Abigail Mei (co-author of Onweer)
~ Colleen Moroukian (co-compiler of Short, Sharp & Snappy 1 & 2)
~ Malika Ndlovu (Sister Breyani)
~ Tara Notcutt (co-author of … miskien)
~ Koleka Putuma (No Easter Sunday for Queers)
~ Jennie Reznek, Faniswa Yisa & Frances Marek (co-compilers of The Magnet Theatre ‘Migration’ Plays)
~ Diana Wilson (co-compiler of ‘Now I am alone’ 1 & 2)
~ Daphne Kohn (Don’t be a Square, Knit a Square)