Antie Wi’Oekal is a Theatre of Cruelty inspired absurdist piece. It attempts to deconstruct the stereotype of the shrewd so-called coloured woman as it is presented in South African theater and consciousness, as well as highlights the misogynistic, anti-poor, anti-black rhetoric that it relies so heavily on for its comedic value.
- Ticket Price: R40.00
- Genre: Theatre
- Duration (minutes): 25mins
- Ages: 16
- Release Date: July 22, 2021 00:01 - July 31, 2021 23:59
- Language: Afrikaans
THE VOD WINDOW HAS CLOSED
Writer: Faith Kinniar
Director: Jeremeo le Cordeur
Performer: Faith Kinniar
Production and Lighting Design: Alfred Rietmann
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Faith Kinniar is a black, queer, South African actor, playwright, satirist and cabaret artist, who has mainly dealt with themes of xenophobia, Islamophobia and global consciousness through her work. She was born and raised in Bellville and graduated from Stellenbosch University Drama Department, specializing in Cabaret, under the tutelage of lecturer Marthinus Basson.
In 2016 she made her professional debut with self-written, produced and performed cabaret Valencia at the first KKNK Uitkampteater (the festival’s 20min tent-theatre project) for which she received the KykNet Fiesta award for best emerging artist. Her play Syria? also debuted in 2016 at Artscape’s New Voices season and was directed by Quanita Adams, it later received a Standard Bank Ovation Award at NAF 2017.
Her works are marked by her unique sense of humor and use of stereotype which borders on shock-comedy in the form of a grotesquely bigoted antagonist whose views are usually counterbalanced either through a moralistic protagonists or a sobering contextualization of the subject discussed in the work. Through satire she highlights the most bigoted attitudes in local South African society as well as the international community by personifying and caricaturing bigotry in order to draw attention to the absurdity and disgrace of prejudice.