I wrote the story of my life... so far

 I did it to understand myself more than for others to understand me. It’s the truth with all art I think - a look inside the internal mirror to see who looks back.

I was able to birth and release a story that kept me in a particular prism. 

I got to play my shadows and my my light. Then I put them all to bed and chose the ones I would awake with. 

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The play was surprising

Many people thought they were coming to see a music show or a biographical “the hits!” journey of my super awesome band Freshlyground.

 

We were all surprised when it turned out to be the story of a girl whose life was forever changed after the death of her loving mother. The play told the story of how that girl survived a wounded predator and went on to live a life … unique and yet familiar to all of us in its highs and tribulations.

My Collaborators 

The One Who Sings was directed by the phenomenal Faniswa Yisa, with creative direction by my long-time collaborator Angela Nemov. 

 

Aron Ha'Levi helped me dream the play from beginning to end and Jeremy Handler helped me write it. Warren Wilensky produced it while Babalwa Mni did a superb job assisting me.

And not to forget Tiisetso Somo - our glorious intern.

I am writing more stories for stage and screen. 

Love

The One Who Sings

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Receiving a Fleur Du Cap Award for this play has been gratifying. It may seem strange to be acknowledged for playing oneself but ... in a way... to be oneself is

 the toughest role of all.

My Collaborators 

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