Mamemamela ("Listen")
Theatre / B2 Arena

Mamemamela (“Listen”) is the dramatisation of personal stories of identity, memory and belonging through playback theatre*. For 50 years the National Arts Festival has been a vibrant expression, celebration, and exploration of our communal identity.

An identity is a way in which a person or a collective has been framed. What does identity mean to you? These performances invite audiences to share their stories in a celebration rooted in our diverse connection with the Festival and beyond.

*Playback theatre is improvisational theatre based on the real-life stories of audience members.

Production Credits

Artistic Director: Lalu Mokuku
Facilitator: Nine Magagula
Kamvelihle Buwa
Silubonile Yonela Gqebe
Masego Madisha
Lethabo Makweya
Nokulunga Masia
Terry Rala-rala
Sivuyisiwe Wani 
Shadow Play: Nhlanhla Mavimbela
Artist: Merran Roy
Scenography: Angelinah Maponya
Costumes: Nomsa Mavuka

About the Artists

The MEQOQO Playback Theatre Collective is an affiliate of the Rhodes University Drama Department. The Collective was formed under the leadership of Selloane 'Lalu' Mokuku in 2018. Lalu is a lecturer in Drama at Rhodes University. She is an experienced theatremaker, storyteller, academic, writer and performer. 

  • Venue: B2 Arena
  • Location: Monument Building
  • Ticket price: ZAR 60.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages

There are no performances for this show.