Methodist Church Hall • Cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street • Observatory • 7925 • Cape Town

Mahlatsi Mokgonyana: MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!

Athol Fugard’s


Directed by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana

Presented by the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, in partnership with Distell, the Baxter Theatre Centre, ShakeXperience and Nobulali Productions

Designed by Asiphe Lili

Sound Design by John Withers

Lighting Design by Kieran McGregor

Photos by Jesse Kramer

Performed by Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, Sihle Mnqwazana and Kate Pinchuck

Directors Note:

The relevance of this play doesn’t excite me. It frightens me.

It doesn’t happen often in South Africa that as young directors we are allowed an opportunity to select a play that we are passionate about, because it doesn’t happen often, when it happens seek for something that moves you, seek for something that speaks to you, but more importantly seek something that will challenge you. My Children! My Africa! speaks candidly about the issues that young people are faced with in South Africa today. Even though the play was written more than 20 years ago it feels more relevant today.  Every time I listen to the play, I am reminded of the tragedy of human kind, the inability for us to correct the wrongs the we do and that frightens me.