Student protest ‘Fall’ returns
felt the production as strongly as younger people did, I suppose just from a different angle. We had a lot of the older generation tell us about how they had gained an understanding of the movement and of the emotions that the students might have been going through. That was amazing, I think, because it wasn’t what we had necessarily expected. It was probably the best possible outcome.”
Conrad was the recipient last year of a Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Directors Bursary and, using those funds,wrote and directed Reparation – which was staged at Theatre arts Admin Collective in Observatory. “When I got offered the bursary, I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to produce an original text that could become part of the canon of young woman of colour writers.
“The Fall and Reparation (are) both a response to student protest movements, but Reparation is completely different in style, and form,” said Conrad.” Reparation will be on the National Arts Festival’s Arena platform produced by Hungry Minds Theatre Company.
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