Tea for Two

Tea For Two is a surrealist play with a take on self-introspection and identity. The play follows Zion, a diligent student and employee, who finds solace in strict routines and self-imposed rigidity. After a long day working, Zion falls into a deep slumber and awakens in a dreamworld nestled within their own mind. Here, they encounter a character known as the Voice, who bears a striking resemblance to Zion. Together, they navigate the perplexing landscapes of the “Messy Mind Maze,” embarking on an adventure that will force Zion to confront their deepest thoughts, emotions, and identities. Their biggest fears.

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Programme Type: vFringe
  • Genre: Film
  • Duration (minutes): 35mins
  • Ages: PG
  • Release Date: June 29, 2023 12:00 - July 31, 2023 23:59
  • Language: English with IsiSwati and IsiXhosa



Written and Directed: nqobile natasia
Cast: Sazikazi Bula & Mmangaliso Ngobese
Creators: nqobile natasia & Reatlilwe Maroga
Production Manager: Reatlilwe Maroga
Design: nqobile natasia & Reatlilwe Maroga


Tea for Two Promo


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nqobile natasia is a director, writer, designer and performer. In 2021 nqobile natasia took on as the role of the stage manager of a production featuring in the National Arts Festival’s V-Fringe catalogue, titled Bina.Pina created, directed and choreographed by Kamogelo Molobye. They have also worked as a designer on The Big Beast, directed by Sarah Buckland (2021) and Hairline, directed by Awande Dube (2021). In 2022 nqobilenatasia wrote, directed and designed their own work for their honours directing exam titled Tea for Two, while working as a co-designer on Ground Zero //o, directed by Gavin Matthys (2022). Soon after completing their studies, they began working as a stage manager and design assistant for VR Theatrical’s Alice in Wonderland at the Pieter Toerien Studio Theatre (2023). They went on to work as a wardrobe and make-up assistant on set the film The Beast directed by Norman Maake (2023, in post-production).

Reatlilwe Maroga is a production manager, designer, writer, and illustrator with a keen interest to use the power of theatre as a weapon to explore and reimagine life and society. Reatlilwe has graduated with an honours in Theatre and Performance majoring in Musical Theatre and Production Design at the University of the Witwatersrand (2022). They are one of the founders of the production company “Sungula Productions” where they work as a Secretary General. They have since produced and worked as a production manager and designer for “Lerumo Badimong” (Dir.Moeketsi Kgotle and Sibusiso Mkhize, 2023, PACOFS).

During their studies they worked as a co-designer for Tea For Two (directed by nqobile natasia, November 2022, Wits Main Theatre), the designer for Wathint’ Abafazi Wathint’ Imbokodo (directed by Buhle-Bontle Satsha, Siyamthanda Mashicila, and Thingo Mcanyana, November 2022, Wits Mezzanine), a co-designer for Ground Zero //O (directed by Gavin Matthys, October 2022, Site Specific at University of Witwatersrand), and head designer, co-writer and performer for Lerumo Badimong (directed by Sibusiso Mkhize and Moeketsi Kgotle, September 2022, Wits MainTheatre).