(Formally known as Ndebele Fuenral)
Winner of the Overall Excellence Award for Best Play at the New York International Fringe Festival and recipient of a Time Out Critic's Pick, Olityelwe is a hilariously heartbreaking new play that pulls audiences into the music, dirt, and dreams of modern South Africa. Featuring original music and gumboot dancing from the mines of Jo'burg, Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative's powerfully physical production provides a human face to Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is a story of deep love between two dear friends and the humor and the hope that they find in the face of loss. Olityelwe sparks conversations for audiences about themselves, South Africa, and the world we share together, that continue long after the performance is over.
South Africa & Summerhall Edinburgh, 2015
Off- Broadway 59E59 Theatres, 2014