Final chance for Intwasa short play contestants


AS Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo draws closer, five short plays will battle it out this Sunday at Amakhosi Cultural Centre for the last three tickets to showcase at the festival’s finals.


The annual festival comes to life on September 24 to 29. It will run under the theme “Cultural diversity — the common heritage for humanity.”

Raisedon Baya, Intwasa director confirmed the show to Southern Eye Lifestyle on Friday.

“We will host the short plays on Sunday and so far the initiative has been very successful in bringing new ideas to theatre, bringing long-forgotten actors and actresses back on stage, but most importantly the initiative has shown theatre practitioners what collaborations can do to their work and careers,” Baya said.

The five plays which will be showcased are Soulmates directed by Memory Kumbota, The Proposition directed Ramsey Kasawaya, Shoes directed by Raisedon Baya, The Madalas directed by Styx Mhlanga and The Miracle of Crocodile Flats directed by Thabani Moyo.

“It has been an exciting experiment that has also seen new audiences coming to see what the buzz at Amakhosi on Sunday is all about and we hope it will continue into the festival,” Baya said.

The short play initiative is a collaboration between Intwasa and Amakhosi and has been running every Sunday at Amakhosi for the past four weeks. The finals of the competition will run during Intwasa.