ONWEER, (Gathering Storm), in collaboration with Abigail Mei, winner of the Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival, 2018

: Daniels (C.)

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63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019


A play about sexual abuse.

"Uncomfortable subjects often prove a rich vein to tap for drama, and Carlo Daniel's Onweer is a case in point. This riveting two-hander probes the theme of incestuous sexual abuse and its brutality, but despite the harrowing intimacy central to the work, there is nothing offensive in its presentation: no nudity, and the violence is suggested rather than enacted with physical realism. Everything is stylised, leaving the audience's imagination to supply what is requisite for reflection on this topic. Although scripted in Afrikaans, Onweer is readily accessible to everyone, because physical language speaks a universal idiom, while the simplicity of the plot obviates dependence on dialogue to understand the essence." Beverley Brommert, Cape Argus

Carlo Daniels is a Cape Town-based physical theatre-trained actor, singer and theatre maker. He was born and raised in Mitchell's Plein and trained at the Magnet Theatre.