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Friday, April 18, 2014


(Gcini Sibiya, Chase Sithole, Mandi Dladla & Anele Sibiya)

The Drama and Performance Studies programme of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg will present the first of this year’s season of Post Graduate New Directors’ Plays.

“When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. But when women are oppressed it’s tradition!”

For Women of Colour is based on the stories of four South African women who are facing some form of oppression by the community, employers and even family. Through the use of storytelling and music, the director and writer, Terece Swartz, explores the stories of these particular women and the different types of oppression they come up against. Through their stories the play also reveals how they learn to deal with their circumstances as black women living in today’s demanding society, and poses the question “Can women indulge in freedom?”

For Women of Colour has performances on April 23 and 24 at 18h00 at the Hexagon Studio Theatre, UKZN, Pietermaritzburg. Tickets R20 at the door.