[RADIO PLAY] Plague in the Time of King Kapital and Queen Corona

Aug 2, 2020

ILRIG together with the Botsotso Arts Collective have produced this made-for-radio play, which is presently being rolled out on community radio stations across the country. The play, which is centered around the lives and experiences of a regular working class family, deals with the Covid-19 pandemic and its ramifications for each family member, their community as well as broader South Africa society.



The play has been broken-up into three parts. At the beginning of each playinar, that part of the play will be broadcast, followed by inputs from the speakers and then a period of engagement/discussion related to the chosen topic.

Playinar 1: 4pm, 6 Aug:
Topic: Cultural Workers and production in mass based organizations THEN & NOW!
Featured speakers:
Ari Sitas is a poet, activist and academic who was very involved in the labour and cultural movement in the 1980’s.
Allan Kolski Horwitz, the co-ordinator of Botsotso, is a poet, playwright and activist.
Thandeka Shangase is an actress and founder member of the Botsotso Ensemble.

Playinar 2: 4pm, 13 Aug:
Topic: Community radio, cultural expression and Peoples power
Featured speakers:
Dibuseng Phaloane is a community radio producer and presenter (formerly with Theta FM), organiser and social activist
Kabelo Kehalotse is a community radio producer and presenter with Alex FM
Yandisa Khwakhwa is an actor and founder member of the Botsotso Ensemble

Playinar 3: 4pm, 20 Aug:
Topic: Debating the state and the context of funding for political arts and working class culture in South Africa
Featured speakers:
Mike van Graan is a playwright and arts activist
Frank Meintjies is a poet and social activist
Phyllis Klotz is a theatre director and activist and director of the Sibikwa Arts Centre

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