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Jonathan Sasha debuts theatre career with Die Stoep

From writing about theatrics to directing his own, Jonathan shows that all can be done.

The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) always strives to present us with quality performing arts and entertainment and they have done so once again by providing a platform for this diverse script play, Die Stoep which will be Windhoek-born Journalist, Jonathan Sasha’s debut play.

The onstage, Afrikaans, comedy-drama play is written and directed by Sasha himself and is inspired by the coloured community. The play hopes to portray the coloured community and Baster family through the flavourful use of Afrikaans, to interpret the ups and downs combined with humour that’s unique to this particular community. Die Stoep will also be touching on subjects like life, love and loss as well as alcohol abuse as a mental illness.

Taking to the stage will be actor from Windhoek High School, Ethen Januarie and Namibia College of the Arts student Chantal Magano Kambrude among others with Windhoek High School’s very own English teacher, Vernon Sawyers as the composer, Music Director and actor on the theatre play.

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Meet the Playwright & Director of DIE STOEP, JONATHAN SASHA Jonathan Sasha is a Windhoek-born Journalist who has a deep affinity for all things cultural, especially his own. His passion for prose, photography and creative arts stems from the rich diverse tapestry that defines the Coloured community. The bold colours and aroma of spice from the Boland, the dusty streets and colourful characters of his mom's hometown, Koës, the unique use of Afrikaans, the Nama-stap and Langarm – a seeming cacophony that is harmonised by the Coloured community. This multi-hued richness is lived out daily as an entertainment and photojournalist for the biggest daily in the country, The Namibian newspaper. 'Die Stoep' is Sasha's debut play, written and directed by himself and is a testimony to his love for the Coloured community. Inspired by the stories and characters that have formed a vital part of his life, 'Die Stoep' shares a glimpse into the multi-faceted people of the Coloured and Baster family through their flavourful use, adaption and twist of meaning in the Afrikaans language, to the interface of sorrow and survival combined with humour unique to this community, and lastly the strong sense of kin-manship. DIE STOEP is an NTN Theatre Zone play written in Afrikaans, and will be staged on 31st Oct- 2nd November 2019 at the NTN's Backstage venue. General tickets are at N$80, and N$50 for senior citizens and students. All tickets are available across Computicket outlets nationwide. Photo by: AM Photography #ntn #diestoep #playwright #jonathansasha #drama #director #playwright

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The curtains will open at the NTN’s Backstage Venue on 31 October till 2 November. Come be part of this moving play by buying tickets for N$ 80 dollars, students and senior citizens will have a discount price of N$ 50. All tickets are available across Computicket outlets nationwide.



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