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The Incident (Performance)
11 July 18 - 15 July 18, Alexander Bar

Presented with support from the Swedish Embassy, Pretoria; the Swedish Author Fund; and Bilimankhwe Arts. Grateful thanks to Michaela Waldram-Jones; Goldsmiths Theatre dept, University of London; and Poplar Union. Presented at the NationalArts Festival 2018.'Why do I have to represent a whole race when I just want to represent me?' The Incident is a new provocative play by Swedish playwright Joakim Daun that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe. The play premiered at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in 2017 where it received critical acclaim form the audience and was awarded Outstanding Zimbabwean Theatrical Production in 2018. The Incident is directed by Zimbabwean director Elizabeth Zaza Muchemwa and stars award winning British actress Mimi Ndiweni and Swedish actor Nikola Ruzicic. 'Enlightening. Wow, that was raw. No filter. Loved it.' (Audience Member HIFA 2017) How 'progressive' are people really, when they're confronted with difficult choices? Straight out of the National Arts Festival's main stage in Grahamstown, The Incident is brought to Alexander Upstairs by a team of international and South African theatre makers. The Incident explores the experience of many Southern Africans who have moved to Europe in search for new opportunities and looks at the realities of living in a different culture, far from family, and tradition. It examines what it means to 'belong,' for an ambitious, black African woman in a mostly white male dominated society. Theatre • Running Time: 80 mins Written and Produced by Joakim Daun | Directed by Elizabeth Zaza Muchemwa | Performed by Mimi Ndiweni and Nikola Ruzicic | Dramaturgy by Zoë-Guzy Sprague | Stage Managed by Thabiso Tshbalala | Technical Stage Manager and Sound Design by James Ball | Lighting design by Nic Farman | Set and Costume Design by Cecilia Trono | Music by Lovedale Makalanga & Brezhnev Guveya | Workshop facilitation by Thoriso Moseneke & Courage Chinokewtu | Film by Anton Califano | Graphic Design by Tyme Design Show times: Wednesday - Friday: 19:00 Saturday: 15:00 & 19:00 Sunday: 15:00

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