Breath-Bones-Ancestors: a conversation between t.s. eliot, my grandmother and myself

This piece is written and performed by Sara Matchett
Direction by Namatshego Khutsoane

This 20-minute piece is the beginning of an exploration into breath as catalyst for generating material for the making of autobiographical performance. It is also the activation of Sara’s PhD by Practice at the University of Cape Town’s Theatre Department.

The piece has its origins in the solo performance Sara performed for her Fitzmaurice Voicework® certification exam in January 2012. She returned to Cape Town in February this year and began working with a friend/shaman/theatre-maker, Sue Kiel, on developing the piece. This process culminated in a script, which Sara reworked into the 20 min adaptation. She subsequently worked with an enormously gifted young director, Namatshego Khutsoane, in shaping this performance. The next step is for Tshego and Sara to return to the script and develop it into a full-length solo performance.

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