Novel-Script Writers’ Development Project: The Prayer Group

Written by Gideon Jeph Wabvuta

Fatima and her younger sister Rujeko come together after a long absence, with the delicate balance of care, resentment and love that sisters often have. Amidst a world of sadness, violence and loss, there are, however, always new signs of hope.


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 Gideon Jeph Wabvuta
Read by Philisiwe Twijnstra and Ayanda Fali
Directed by Roel Twijnstra

Presented by Twist Projects


Gideon Jeph Wabvuta is a writer and solo actor from Zimbabwe, whose work focuses on reclaiming and reframing the African narrative within theatre. His work has been showcased within Africa and beyond.

Philisiwe Twijnstra is a writer, director and actor. She resides in Durban where she founded Durban Women Playwrights in 2017. She completed her master’s in creative Writing at Rhodes University.

Ayanda Fali is a theatre and film actress, voice artist, arts administrator and Live Performance lecturer at AFDA in Durban.

Roel Twijnstra is the director of Twist Projects and Head of Live Performance at AFDA, Durban