Devised by Ameera Conrad, Cleo Raatus, Kgomotso Khunoane, Oarabile Ditsele, Sihle Mnqwazana, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Tankiso Mamabolo, Thando Mangcu: The Fall
Soft cover PUR bound 90 pages 197 x 130 mm 2017
Casting: F3 M4
Encore Award, Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards 2017 The Stage Cast Award, Edinburgh Festival 2017 The Scotsman Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Festival 2017 Shortlisted for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2017 Baxter Theatre Artists of the Year 2017 Nominated for Helen Hayes Outstanding Visiting Production Award, Washington Post Named one of the Best of 2018, New York Times Nominated for Best Ensemble Naledi Theatre Awards 2018
The Fall was written by the original cast as a reaction to and reflection on the South African student protests in 2015 and part of 2016. The #RhodesMustFall and subsequent student-led movements in South Africa alerted the country and the world to the latent on-going issues brought about by colonialism and apartheid in South Africa. The Fall details the experiences of seven students within this movement and how they deal with their traumas, while still moving towards activism for a free decolonised education.
There is no doubt that this work is full-throated, full-throttle, militantly artistic theatre – on stage and page. – Adrienne Sichel, Cape Times