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NTN to host last theatre talk on For Coloured Girls play

The NTN calls upon film enthusiasts to join them for the last theatre talk series, a platform for critical dialogue and exchange on using theatre as tool for social change and development.  

“Our last theatre talk for our upcoming production FOR COLORED GIRLS will take place on Tuesday, 12 November at 18h00, themed: LET HER BE BORN: Using theatre and activism to address women’s issues in Namibia, ” read the invitation.

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF is a classic choreopoem by America playwright, novelist, poet and artist Ntozake Shange’s that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle, healing and sisterhood. The work tells the stories of seven women of colour, who experience oppression in society daily. Through poetry, spoken word, song and movement, each woman delivers her survival story with wrenching honesty and humor, of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism. 
 
The play, is directed by Namibian writer and director, Jenny Kandenge with the aim to captivate local audiences about women’s “struggles, strength, desires, resilience, and the sanctified magic of love and possibility”.

The interwoven language of song and movement is complimented with musical direction by Lize Ehlers and choreography by Nikhita Winkler:

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Meet the Director of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF JENNY KANDENGE Jenny Kandenge is a Namibian novelist, director, producer, playwright and screenwriter. She is well known for her thriller theatre plays, script writing workshops and Untitled- the web series. In 2017 she was nominated for the categories of Best Newcomer Director and Best Set at the 2017 Namibian Theatre and Film Awards (NTFAs). As a playwright, Kandenge has received further nominations for Best Original Script for her works Ominous (2016), Scorned (2016) and Daddy’s Little Girls (2018) from the NTFA’s. She was awarded for Best Original Play at the 2017 NTFAs for her work Ominous (2016). She has also worked with several production companies. She co-owns a female production company with her business partner Lavinia Kapewasha, Dark Crown Productions. Jenny Kandenge is a self-published author of the book Trauma (2018). As a screenwriter, she has co-written and produced a web series called Untitled. She has written and directed a short film 'Two Sides' under The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in South Africa. Kandenge also co-directed and produced a short film, 'Still' in 2018. The production forms as part of the global campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence and is suitable for patrons older than 14 years. The production will run from 28-30 November 2019, at the NTN's Auditorium, 20H00 on all evenings. General tickets are at N$100 and N$80 for senior citizens and students.

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Starring

Christell Nassauw

Xavierie M

Diana Master

Odile Gertze

Jeanne-Danae Januarie

Rencha Murere

Counney Kemp

Featuring an all-female band with:

Chantell /Uiras “Dliolini’

Toshi Haufiku

Vivien Böhmer

Najah Tommasi

The production forms as part of the global campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence and will run from 28-30 November 2019, at the NTN’s Auditorium, 20H00 on all evenings.

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