On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Monageng Vice Motshabi about Ankobia.
Standard Bank Young Artist Monageng Vice Motshabi’s play Ankobia could not be staged at a more relevant time when South Africans are engaging with the memory of the violence, crime and brutality of colonialism.
Set in a futuristic land of Pelodikgadile where it is forbidden to remember anything that happened before the new state was formed, Motshabi’s new play is a political allegory where the warriors of yesterday are shadows of themselves. Ankobia is an exploration of this world where the memory of the violence, crime and brutality of colonialism is forbidden. The story is told through music and choreography and performed by a vibrant young cast gathered by Motshabi.
Motshabi has co-written Ankobia with Omphile Molusi, winner of the 2007 Brett Goldin Bursary which gave him a UK stint at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among Omphile’s credits are the internationally acclaimed plays Itsoseng and Cadre. Both Motshabi and Molusi are alumni of the Market Theatre Laboratory.
Ankobia will be staged at the Market Theatre from 21 July – 13 August.
Listen to Renos’ interview with Monageng Vice Motshabi here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am