Last night I went to the announcement of the winning playwright (Gabriella Pinto) in Imbewu Trust’s Scribe competition. (I had also entered a play, which made me both interested and involved). It took the form of a party, feedback on Tin Bucket Drum, Neil Coppen’s play that Imbewu took to New York, and a couple of beautiful speeches by Sam De Romijn and Paul Griffiths.
Sam is the heart/head behind Imbewu. She calls herself a theatre activist. She wants to grow the creative economy of theatre. She is funny, quirky, clever and amazing. I am going to follow her and all her stuff. You can too. Go and see the shows Imbewu is involved in. Visit their website. Help her in “celebrating the beginning of a new life force in the South African theatre landscape”.