: van Graan (M.)

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103 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012


A play about the tensions between Jew, Muslim and Christian in contemporary South Africa by Mike van Graan. This play was first staged at the Market Theatre in 2009, directed by Greg Homann and won the 2010 Naledi Award for the best South African play produced.

"This work is so relevant to the society in which and for which it was created that it is likely to have a life way beyond this production. It should be compulsory viewing (or at least reading) for every young South African, and, it will make an excellent set work for contemporary social studies." Moira de Swardt, Artslink

Mike van Graan was born in 1959 in Cape Town, where he lives. From 1988-1991 he was the Theatre Coordinator of the Community Arts Project (CAP) and, subsequently, its Director. He has also held the positions of General Secretary of the National Arts Coalition, Director of the Bartel Arts Trust (BAT) in Durban, and Special Adviser on arts and culture to the Minister of Arts, Science and Technology. In 1996 he launched Article 27 Arts and Culture Consultants. His other plays include "The Dogs Must be Crazy", "Bafana Republic" and "Elusive Spring".

"One of the few practicing contemporary South African playwrights able to construct morally complex and dramatically layered scripts dealing with highly controversial socio-political topics." Brent Meersman, Mail & Guardian