METSI (VOD)

This story explores the spiritual connection between Juliet Zulu and Motswhole Mukubung. Their life choices are influenced by their individual spiritual identity, and time on earth. The journey becomes tough, navigating the every day life of the community of Emthonjeni. What happens when you have nothing to give but your inner being? Would they survive the floods when the heavy rain comes?

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration (minutes): 55mins
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Release Date: July 19, 2021 00:01 - July 22, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English, Zulu and Tsotsi Taal

THE VOD WINDOW HAS CLOSED

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Writer & Director: Hannah N van Tonder
Dramaturgy: Paul Noko
Performance: Thobani Nzuza, Abongile Maurice Matyutyu, Thulisile Binda and Balindile kaNgcobo
Stage Management: Nokuthula Mabuza
Images: The South African State Theatre

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Hannah Nokwazi van Tonder is a WITS Master’s graduate in Social Anthropology and an Honours graduate in Dramatic arts. Hannah completed two post graduate courses at the global campus of Human rights and at the Robben Island Museum in 2019/2020. She performed a solo act for the Robben Island Museum (2019) that was performed at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, hosted by the Robben Island cultural and heritage foundation where she took a 2 month academic residency with them living on the Island.

Hannah is also the Co-owner of Sketch Productions established in 2018 with Paul Noko. Sketch Productions has won two awards at the National Arts Festival (2019) for the work ‘Fruit” Directed by Paul Noko. van Tonder directed a theatre production with her dram and dance students for the Drama for Life Annual International Children’s Conference (2019). She performed alongside her students between the ages of 6-12 years old. That performance led to Hannah becoming the first site leader in South Africa for the Global Water Dances international festival, showcased at the Newton Junction (2019, 2021), and for the Manthan International Street Theatre Festival that was showcased in Soweto (2019).

Hannah’s independent works have been Kroes Hare (State Theatre, Pop Art Theatre, Kuwamba Women’s festival and Wits Theatre), White Trash (Site specific work performed in Cape Town, Joburg and Makhana), The Cursed Vagina directed by Paul Noko (One hander performed at Emakhaya Theatre, Makukhanye Theatre, Pretoria Station Theatre, Site Specific, Pop Art Theatre and Wits So Solo Festival), Droogfontein (Site Specific), Keitumetse (Showcased at the Forgotten Angle MBMS21 online festival), Kwaito in Slaghuis written by Paul Noko and performed in Soweto (2021) and The Coin where she wrote and directed a production that performed in The North West and the Free State. Hannah most recently performed in Bleed, a one hander written and directed by Paul Noko at the Joburg Space.com Theatre (2021)

In 2020 Hannah was given the opportunity to present a season run of the work METSI, where she wrote and directed, dramaturge by Paul Noko and mentored by Aubrey Sekhabi. Hannah is excited to bring the work Metsi back to a live audience.