Presented by the National Arts Festival, Winner of the 2020 Distell National Playwright Competition.

AnotherKind is a funeral for a piece of theatre which never existed and a celebration of the birth of a new hybrid artwork between the digital and the live. It draws from Amy Louise Wilson’s Distell National Playwright award-winning script ‘Another Kind of Dying’ which tells the story of Silumko - a young man from rural Eastern Cape who moves to Johannesburg after the death of his father. Due to the pandemic, ‘Another Kind of Dying’ was not able to be staged as a play.

This new work both builds on and breaks apart the original script across a series of short video, performance and sound pieces which were created over a 6 week creative lab in Cape Town, South Africa. This website is an intimate view into another kind of process – a meeting of text fragments, recorded rehearsals and performance and sound experiments which challenge the formal limits of live collaboration and theatrical experience.

With thanks to:

Puleng Stewart & Jannous Aukema (The Workshop, Cape Town), Rucera Seethal and the National Arts Festival Team, Mike van Graan
Created by

Amy Louise Wilson Script & Creative Producer

Aphiwe Livi Performer & Translator
Francois Knoetze Art Director, Scenography & Video Art

Joanna Evans Performance Director & Co-creative Director

Gugulethu Duma Sound Artist

Duduetsang Lamola (blk banaana) Collage Artist
Iman Isaacs Performer & Vocals

Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi Performer & Vocals
Babalwa Makwetu Performer & Vocals
Buhle Ngaba Performer & Vocals
Kathleen Stephens Performer
Thembekile Komani Performer
Phamela Manzi Performer

Gomez Bakwene Intern

Nicole Goto Intern

Yusrah Bardien Project Manager

Francis Burger Website design, editing, making

Zara Julius & KONJO Playlist Curation