In this Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award winning production it is the final match of the field hockey season. The championship title is on the line. Winner takes all.
A committed team of young women bursts onto the field, ready for the challenge. But much more is at stake, as the play reveals back-stories and situations that the women have been experiencing. As the lines between the game and social commentary start blurring, the team finds a collective voice of anger and frustration at the situation of women in this country.
Directed by: Rob Murray & Quintjin Relouw
Performed & created by: Reabetswe Gaentse, Boitshepo Maile, Kgaogelo Makgoba, Modipadi Mokgohloa, Quintjin Relouw & Phindiwe Qakoshe
Stage Manager: Feziwe Nyoni
Production Design: Anke Hurn & Quintjin Relouw
Sound Technician: Rob Murray
Lighting Technician: Feziwe Nyoni
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Verity Productions is a theatre production company which aims to be authentic in every piece it creates. According to the Oxford Dictionary, “it is a belief or principle about life that is accepted as true.” The production company was officially created in May 2022 and has since gone on to showcase its first production, Whistleblowers at The AFDA Experimental Festival. Here it gathered momentum and powerful audience responses. Following that, the show journeyed to the National Arts Festival (NAF), and the message was well received.
Not only was it the buzz at NAF and according to many arts journalists among the top choices at NAF, the show also picked up a coveted Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award. Since then,
Whistleblowers has gone on to perform at the Market Theatre Laboratory 23-24 July, starting a Gauteng Schools’ Tour 2-3 August, and at the Hilton Arts Festival in September. A full Gauteng and KZN Schools’ tour is on the cards for 2023. Whistleblowers then returned to AFDA Johannesburg for its Graduation Festival in November, where Verity Productions premiered its new work Fronted. Furthermore, the Whistleblowers recently returned from a European tour where the production went to the Netherlands and received critics theatre choice, from Marijn Lems in Rotterdam, for a work that showcases ‘The healing power of theatre’.
On Instagram: @verity_ productions
Boitshepo Lefaposang Maile.
Born and raised in Gomora, Alexandra.
Boitshepo Maile is a lover of the arts, focused and constantly working on her craft so much so that she spent 3 years training as an actor. She is also still in training. She takes pride in improving herself as a person beyond also being a performer. She has a firm belief that there is a multitude of stories that are in need of being told globally and she was born with the gift to tell such stories.
My name is Phindiwe Qakoshe, I am 21 years of age. I am a Xhosa girl who comes from the city of circles, also known as Welkom in the Free State. I am currently completing my Honours degree in live performance at AFDA Johannesburg. I am a 4 time award winning actress who is passionate about acting and I wake up every day feeling like I am called for this. Every character I play gives me the opportunity to see life from a different perspective. Performing for me is creating, living and healing from life. Storytelling is another way to raise awareness, heal and give meaning to people and that is what I live for … it’s not easy but I am loving every step of it. Furthermore, apart from performing – I relish playing hockey and I am a poet who is still finding her wings and would love to fly with my poetry one day.
@phindiwe_qakoshe on Instagram
Introducing, triple award winning Reabetswe Gaentswe!
Originally from a small mining town in the Northern Cape, called Kathu, she is a passionate creative who aims to make people "feel" in her work. Challenging the norm, making meaning, but most importantly making a positive IMPACT is what fuels her.
Modipadi Mamokiritle Mokgohloa
Modipadi Mamokiritle Mokgohloa is 21-year-old black female that was born and raised in Limpopo (Polokwane). Her arrival at Curro Heuwelkruin sparked her love for performance which later led her to the multimedia institution, AFDA. To date, Modipadi, has won over 5 awards as well as been a Dramatic Arts student for eight years and is upon completion of her Honours in Live Performance at the end of 2022. She also recently graduated from a one-year Film and Television internship with Yes4Youth and HCLS associated with MULTICHOICE (PTY) LTD. In 2017 Modipadi participated in The International ARTS Talent Showcase where she received a call back for her dramatic and comedic monologue as well as her improvisation. Within the same showcase she later went on to win a trophy for best improvisation in Orlando, Florida, USA. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, drawing, and sculpting. Besides working towards featuring in international films, Modipadi, also hopes to venture into the fields of film and stage directing.
Contact details Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kgaogelo Makgoba is a dynamic and emotion evoking performer, drama teacher and tutor. A proud product of the dusty streets of Soshanguve. Kgaogelo has a take-charge demeanour and a very infectious personality. As a performer Kgaogelo is flamboyant and animated but as an individual she a self-proclaimed loner who enjoys binge watching shows and turning her room into a theatre.
Insta handle: Kgaogelo_Makgoba.sa