More African stories need to be told in theatre

The play Tseleng is one of the few local productions depicting the African stories
The play Tseleng is one of the few local productions depicting the African stories

Theatre veteran director, Clayton Ndlovu, says there aren’t enough African stories being told through drama theatre.

Ndlovu, a theatre director who has worked closely with Maru-a-pula school and Maitisong festivals on several projects, said there are a lot of rich African stories that can be depicted in theatre but that very few were highlighted.

“These stories have a strong cultural background that can work as an education tool. We tend to export our stories overseas where they tend to cast them to a wider audience,” he said.   Ndlovu gave an example of the time he went with a cast to a theatre in England, where they found the audience watching the African derived Lion King.

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