He studied Theater Directing at University of the Witwatersrand and recently completed a tour of his play “Sizwe Banzi is Alive”.
Eliot’s venture is to work with Drama for Life, an organization promoting social transformation, to create a play in response to the Marikana tragedy where 45 striking miners were shot during a confrontation with the police. His goal is to use the play to raise awareness and start a large fundraising campaign for the benefit of the children of the deceased.
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These photos were taken by David Ceruti.
The reading was staged at the Wits Nunnery on the 4th of March 2013.
Jacques, plays John Ledwaba. This is at the begin of the play where is supposed to be dancing with a white wedding dress.
Jacques is joined by Oupa Ledwaba, the son, and he puts on the white wedding dress to dance with his father. The dress is the symbol of love and John’s longing for his late wife.
Preparing for the reading.
Reading for the character of Oupa Ledwaba
Oupa telling his father he made a lucky save.
John and Oupa celebrating the goal of their number one striker, Mambush
Blowing vuvuzelas as they celebrate the goal of their number one striker, Mambush
Oupa telling his father that life is unpredictable.
Oupa is happy to see his father smiling and active – they are about to clash.
John is on the phone with his daughter in law and grandson. He is happy to hear the grandson is following in his footsteps and his fathers – their shared love for soccer.
A happy John talking to his grandson
John and Oupa
John retreated in his usual ways, avoiding confrontation with his son.
Oupa enjoying a great laugh.
John listening to his son
Oupa confronting his father about the captive memories of his late mother.
John is very attentive
This is a picture of me as a joker on a music set. The video was so beautiful!
Masiza Mbali (left) and Simpho Mathenjwa (right)
Simpho Mathenjwa, playing Joseph Langa
Masiza Mbali (left) now playing Joseph and Simpho Mathenjwa playing Zanemvula. The two actors swap characters.
They are playing a board game – we invented a hybrid between chess and checkers.
Masiza Mbali, Joseph Langa after he was just accused of stealing the ID of Wiseman’s grandfather.
Joseph and Wiseman playing a game. The silent wage is whoever wins will tell the other the truth behind their motives; a grandson looking for his lost grandfather and a man living with his grandfather’s ID. What really happened to the real grandfather?
Wiseman having a nightmare – his grandfather calls him in his dreams.
Wiseman telling Joseph his reasons for looking after a dead ‘ghost’ which haunts him every night.
Wiseman tells Joseph about his grandmother who spent her whole life waiting for her lover and husband who never came back. Now Masiza is playing the grandmother.
Simpho posing for Styles