Phillip M. Dikotla: Skierlik
Soft cover perfect bound 50 pages 197 x 130 mm 2014
Casting: M1 multi / M4 U1
Winner of the 2013 Zabalaza Theatre Festival at the Baxter Theatre Centre Winner of a Fringe Ovation Award, National Arts Festival 2013 Winner of an Encore Award, National Arts Festival 2013 Winner of Best Performance in a One-Person Play, Phillip M Dikotla, Fleur du Cap Awards 2013 Nominated for Best New South African Play, Fleur du Cap Awards 2013 Winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama 2014
How can you make theatre, write a play, about something as horrific as what happened at Skierlik? In 2008 a 17-year-old white boy drove into the informal settlement and ‘with a gun in his hand, he was shooting … and shooting … and shooting,’ shouting obscenities as he mowed down defenceless people.
‘Dikotla tackles a complex and emotional subject with great skill and imagination. … It is a moving example of the power of theatre to illuminate.’ – Tyrone August, Cape Times
‘Dikotla looks beyond the guilt of the perpetrator and in a thought-provoking and objective narrative, scathingly criticises the media and government’s response to the killings.’ – Clifford Graham, Monday Missile