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Friday, October 16, 2020


(Tshebeletso Mohale)

Durban-based actor Mthokozisi Zulu is well-known for his numerous appearances in KickstArt productions. He studied drama at the Durban University of Technology where he graduated Cum Laude and has also written his own plays like The Crook's Eye and Lions And Liquids.

His latest production Scuttling Skin is co-written with poet and writer Tshebeletso Mohale who was born in eMthatha and has appeared as a prelude poet on Poetry Africa 2014 as well as performing at the Playhouse Theatre and Catalina Theatre, to name a few.

Commenting on Scuttling Skin, Zulu explains: “With the massacre of women becoming a norm, Yuna exiles herself in a cave far away from the city. The flashbacks she deals with through dance, bring us into a world she ran from. A world much familiar to us: that which we live in today.”

This solo performance, written by Zulu and Mohale, uses poetry and movement to add to the story which we experience through Yuna’s deepest thoughts and opinions. Lihle Ngubo, clad with physical theatre, one of many attires in her duffel bag, lets us into Yuna’s soul as she paints the story using her body and voice.

(Mthokozisi Zulu)

Scuttling Skin was written three years ago after Zulu’s friends were abducted and murdered. “Two women filled with so much life and hope, taken away ever so soon by the hands of unrepentant men. Three years later, we still hear the same story, daily. Daily! It is no wonder Yuna exiles herself from all this madness. It is the only visible escape and chance at life,” he adds.

Catch Scuttling Skin on the October 24, 2020, at Soweto Theatre as part of the Solo’s & Duets festival. A seat in the Red Theatre will cost you R100 and the show will begin at 19h00. Tickets available via the Soweto Theatre website, at the theatre directly and Webtickets.

NB: This solo performance is not suitable for ages below 16 as it contains nudity