Kafka's Ape

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The Studio at Holden Street Theatres

Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden St, Hindmarsh, SA, 5007

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Frequent, Mild

  • 2020 Weekly Award Winner
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About this event

Kafka's Ape is an award-winning play about a primate's struggle to overcome the confines of captivity. Red Peter, the ape, embarks on a journey ignited by finding his way out of the cage that he's been living in since his capture - a journey in which he becomes acutely aware of his appearance and 'otherness'. Directed by Phala O Phala and performed by award-winning actor Tony Miyambo, 'Kafka's Ape' is a metaphorical view on society in post-Apartheid South Africa and examines the construction of identity in the modern world.
"This performance deserves full houses and long runs wherever it goes." Weekend Special

WINNER: Outstanding Performance, Prague Fringe Festival (2019)
WINNER: Best Public Performance, HSS Awards (2017)
WINNER: Silver Ovation Award, National Arts Festival (2015)

Presented by:
Bonani Tony Miyambo and Phala O Phala in Assoc. with Holden Street Theatres

South African-born Tony Boyani Miyambo is a BA Dramatic Arts graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand and currently works as a freelancer in the television and theatre industry. Credits include numerous award-winning productions that have toured to the United States, Czech Republic, Netherlands, and UK.

Tony's highlights include winning the Marta Award for Best Actor for his performance in the Relativity Township Stories at the Setkani Encounters Festival in Brno, Czech Republic, as well as winning Silver Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in 2015, Best Public Performance at the 2017 HSS Awards, and Outstanding Performance Award at Prague Fringe Festival in 2019.

Tony was the recipient of the Brett Golden Bursary and studied with the Royal Shakespeare Co. in the UK.

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