Special Screening of: Igama?

Fri. Nov 27, 2020 at 7:00pm SAST
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Price: R100.00
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The Bioscope and Mabu Art Foundation is proud to host a special screening of the play 'Igama?' that was performed as part of this year's Grahamstown National Arts Festival. As you might remember, this year's festival was done virtually, with the plays being filmed for audiences to watch at home. So this is a special screening of the play's filmmed format.

Conceptualised, created, written, movement & direction by: Slindile Mthembu

The play Igama? narrates the story of five women who live in a well-behaved South African community. The aim is to see if the women can break out of the stereotype or whether they conform to the boxed post-colonial South African Society. Mthembu explores the complexities of being a black woman living in the post-colonial world by collapsing habitual, chronological, and often one-dimensional narrative structures depicting black women and their lives. Thus the themes that are explored within the play experiment with fragmented memories of black women, which move backward and forward. The play starts in the present, moves to the past, before going back to the present. It then ventures into the future before entering the present again in an effort to highlight how certain terrible experiences women go through are hidden in their memory and how they get triggered to come back. This was done to epicentre themes such as gender-based violence, femicide, sexual violence, abuse, child rape, loss of memory, marriage, culture, the politics of language, and white supremacy.

Assistant director: Kamogelo Emerlio Nche

Producers: Mabu Art Foundation
Producer: Alvin Knight and Nhlane Enos Manthata

Composer: Thembinkosi Mavimbela Musician (cello):Thembinkosi Mavimbela

Performers: Ayanda Seoka, Sbongakonke Magubane, Simtandile Sityebi, Samukelisiwe Maseko, and Molatelo Maffa

Lighting designer: Motlotlo Makhobotloane
Costumes styling: Slindile Mthembu
Camera department: Thato Dhladla, Nyembezi Ncaba, and Nhlane Enos Manthata

Please note we are now operating out of our new location at 44 Stanley. 


The new Bioscope location is set to be a 47 seater cinema. We are however selling far less in order for there to be space to sit apart from other members of the public. We ask you to please keep your mask on the entire time within the cinema premises. Drinks and snacks will be on sale and can be consumed during the film, but please consider those around you when your mask is off for this. 44 Stanley is largely an open air shopping centre, and The Bioscope has a great outside space directly outside the cinema that public can make use of. Within the cinema, we will also make use of temperature reading, air filtering, and constant cleaning to make sure that The Bioscope remains a safe and hygienic experience.

After purchasing tickets, if you experience any COVID related symptoms, or come into contact with anyone who has tested positive, we ask you to please not attend the screening. Please understand that The Bioscope will not be able to refund you this ticket. We are happy however for you to give your ticket to someone else that can attend. If this is not possible, we would be happy to exchange your ticket for a future screening/event. This can all be coordinated via email at [email protected]

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The new home of The Bioscope Cinema 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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