Black Girl Live Fellowship Showcase

Manyano Media presents the 2022 Black Girl Live Fellowship showcase.



The fellowship produces and commissions experimental, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary stories made by black and queer women storytellers.


This year's fellows, multidisciplinary artists Lukhanyiso Skosana and Nasfa Ncanywa, will present their works in progress.


In her showcase, Nasfa Ncanywa will explore the consequences of absent black domestic workers and the relationship between their absence and what is fractured/missed in the lives of their children while they are working. The play reflects on the state of black personhoods in post-apartheid and the effects of a colonial past, looking specifically at the present realties and future of the black child.


Lukhanyiso Skosana presents a story of one who has been met by their grave countless times, kicking and screaming in lamentation. The work takes us through how this mutilated body has been laid to rest, as they peacefully mourn the being they once were, simultaneously resurrecting their unwanted incarnation; like a ghostly presence constantly haunting their present self, in their continuous future.

Time & Location

1 - 2 April, 19:30 - 21:00 Theatre Arts Admin Collective, 26 Wesley Street, Observatory, Cape Town


Please note: The works will be showcased as a double bill, the first show starting at 19:30 and the second show starting at 20:30 on both nights.