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.
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.
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.
The One Who Sings