Novel-Script Writers’ Development Project: The Couple That Talks

Written by Ncumisa Ndimeni

Gabisile is in the kitchen preparing dinner when Andile comes home with exciting news. Both are bright young doctors with great futures ahead of them, but one may have to give up their own dreams. The complex interplay of gender roles, family pressures and expectations may force the decision.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH the other readings of new scripts written as part of the 2020 Twist Projects’ Novet-Script Writer’s Development Project and to find out more about the project.


  • Genre: Theatre
  • Format: Video
  • Duration: 12mins
  • Language: English
  • Ages: 14+ (Adult content)
  • Available From: July 3, 2020

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Written by Ncumisa Ndimeni
Read by Mthokozisi Zulu and Mpho Seleteng
Directed by Daniel Maposa

Presented by Twist Projects


Ncumisa Ndimeni is a Johannesburg based writer who trained at the Market Theatre Laboratory. She has written award winning plays; Hani: The Legacy (2019 Naledi/ NAF17 Gold Ovation), and Pop iCherri (NAF17, Student Merit- Best Original Work). How to Crack a Coconut, her first solo written play had a run at Pop Art Theatre and forms part of the anthology Between the Pillar and the Post.

Mthokozisi Zulu is a Theatre Practitioner, Film Maker and Drama Coach. He has appeared in a number of Kickstart Productions as well as a few other national projects and two international collaborations.

Mpho Seleteng is a budding young actress and poet from Lesotho. She is particularly enthused by the stage medium and the raw human complexities it allows.

Danile Maposa is a director and writer and the Director of Savanna Arts Trust in Harare, Zimbabwe