Nhimbe Trust, in partnership with Young Vic Theatre UK, with the support of the British Council Zimbabwe, are producing The Unified Women Project, which will provide a cultural exchange between twenty young women and emerging creatives in both the UK and Zimbabwe through collaboration to produce a unique theatre piece. The project will empower and increase the confidence of participants, as well as improve their literacy, communication and presentation skills.
The Tellers is a WITT (Women in Theatre and Television) new musical that tells the story of eight women working at a supermarket that is struggling to stay in business due to the economic and financial woes gripping the nation in addition to rising competition from “illegal” vendors operating outside.
The CiTT class premiered the production True Colours at the intwasa Arts Festival on 1st of October at the Bulawayo Theatre.
True Colours is written by 18 year old CiTT student John Mabuyane with the guidance of CiTT class teachers. The play is about how the City Council’s blitz on vendors around the city has affected the livelihood and access to education of the children of those vendors. It depicts how, despite the nation falling apart, the voices of children are getting louder and louder by the day.
Women in Theatre and Television premiered their play Wives Without Husbands on the 1st of October at the Intwasa Arts Festival.
The play was workshopped by the WiTT class with the help of an experienced writer and director. It highlights the trials and tribulations and complexities of four different women in their relationships and marriages.
The play introduced new entrants to theatre notably Memory Mguni, Angel Mpofu, Sharlene Ndlovu and the Nhimbe School Playwrights and Actors Academy graduate Delicacy Ngulube.
Nhimbe Trust’s Blues Café in September brought the South African act Gug’othandayo the Musical to Bulawayo for three performances, two of which were held at the Academy of Music on the 28th and 30th of September while one was held at Bulawayo Theatre as part of the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo on the 1st of October.