NO EASTER SUNDAY FOR QUEERS

: Putuma (K.)

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41pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020

 

Winner of the Imbewu Trust Scribe Playwriting Award, Mbokodo Rising Light award, CASA playwriting award and 2019 Distell Playwright Award.

This play is a continuation and adaptation of a poem by the same name published in Collective Amnesia (2017).

"The play aims to name and emphasise the murder of queer people, specifically lesbians, as hate crimes." Koleka Putuma

"The nauseating clash of religious dogmatism and sexualities which contradict hetero-norms is not something new. If you look at the issue of sexuality more broadly and infuse it with an historical glance at the culture and persecution of so-called witches, it simmers and seethes there too. Young playwright Koleka Putuma mines these old realities to create something new, fresh, fearsome and extraordinary in No Easter Sunday for Queers." Robyn Sassen, art critic, Mail & Guardian