THEATRE: 11:11

Updated: Feb 15

A Theatre Passe Muraille digital production


Written & Performed by Samson Bonkeabantu Brown

Directed by Tsholo Khalema


Where the spirit world and the real-world meet, lies a world unapologetically crafted and performed by critically acclaimed trans identified artist, Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. 11:11 explores the other side of fear through the eyes of a young, Black transman struggling to understand the ancestral messages saturating his dreams.


Poster credit: photo by Dahlia Katz and design by Louis Duarte



Some pages from the design presentation below:


"Wardrobe will be rich with colourful and textured fabrics layered with neutral basics. Costume changes will happen on stage during scene and character transitions. Other costume elements will include masks to illustrate the dialogues between Amandla and the ancestors Gogo and Avo."

Quick change solution: 2 costumes in one!

Silumko transforms into Mum


Behind the scenes look at the building of the ancestral masks:


Materials - recycled brown paper bags, glass beads, rope and burlap






Credits:

Playwright & Performer Samson Bonkeabantu Brown Director Tsholo Khalema

Original Producer Brett Haynes Set & Costume Design by Nalo Soyini Bruce Assistant to Set & Costume Design Lucy Wong Choreographed by Mafa Makhubalo

Lighting Design by Sharmylae Taffe-Fletcher Music by Waleed Abdulahmid Sound Design by River Oliveira Stage Manager Laura Baxter

Digital Producer & Editor Ulla Laidlaw TPM Production Manager Eric Read Technicians Joey Morin, John Cabanela Camera Operators Rinchen Dolma, Shavo Dorjee