‘AnotherKind is a funeral for a piece of theatre which never existed and a celebration of the birth of a new hybrid artwork between the digital and the live. It draws from Amy Louise Wilson’s Distell National Playwright award-winning script ‘Another Kind of Dying’ which tells the story of Silumko – a young man from rural Eastern Cape who moves to Johannesburg after the death of his father. Due to the pandemic, ‘Another Kind of Dying’ was not able to be staged as a play.
This new work both builds on and breaks apart the original script across a series of short video,
performance and sound pieces. The collaboration features performance by Aphiwe Livi, scenography and art design by Francois Knoetze, creative & performance direction by Joanna Evans, sound design and original composition by Gugulethu Duma, playlist curation by Zara Julius & KONJO and collage art by Duduetsang Lamola (blk banaana). The website archive was designed by Francis Burger. Choral work is performed by Iman Isaacs, Nhlanhla Nkwanazi, Buhle Ngaba, Babalwa Makwetu with performance appearances by Kathleen Stephens,Thembekile Komani and Phamela Manzi.
The online archive for this process will be activated through a series of live performances by creator Amy Louise Wilson.