‘Without A Name’ to show at Byo Theatre

INTWASA and Culture Fund have produced a play titled Without A Name, which will be performed for the first time at Bulawayo Theatre on January 22.


The play is directed by Memory Kumbota and features Musa Sibanda, Zenzo Nyathi, Gift Chakuvinga, Buhle Zulu and Novuyiso Mpofu.

Without A Name is a stage adaptation of the late Yvonne Vera’s novel of the same title. The novel was nominated for a commonwealth prize many years back. It was adapted for stage by Raisedon Baya and New Zealand-based Zimbabwean writer Stanley Makuwe.


The play was launched at Intwasa 2015 with support from Culture Fund Trust of Zimbabwe under their culture impacts grants.

Baya confirmed the developments to NewsDay saying: “The play will be showing at Bulawayo Theatre on 22 January as part of Intwasa’s monthly programme at the theatre.”

He said the story is set during the liberation struggle and looks at a lot of encounters.

“It focuses on Mazvita whose encounters with the comrades (Zimbabwe liberation war fighters) change her life for good. It is about the untold stories of the struggle. The play also looks at rape, women abuse, displacements and dreams that died before being birthed,” he said.

Besides Without A Name being showcased, Addicted will also be showcased on January 30

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