Who’s Upstairs: Dahlak Brathwaite

Dahlak is the writer and per­former of Spiritrials, at Alexan­der Upstairs 20 — 25 April. Home town? Sacramento, California, U.S.A. Tell us a little more about Spiritrials? I started working on this project almost five years ago. I had only the slightest idea of what I wanted to create and present but I knew I…

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Who’s Upstairs: Pieter van Zyl

Pieter per­form­ers The Woman with the Baby on her Back, at Alexan­der Upstairs 27 April – 9 May. Home town? Good old Bellville Tell us a little more about ‘The woman with a baby on her back’? It is a one man performance, a stage adaptation of Athol Fugard’s short story ‘To whom it must…

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Who’s Upstairs: Lebogang Mogashoa

Lebo is the writer and per­form­ers of When We Were Nearly Young, at Alexan­der Upstairs 5 — 16 May. Home town? Polokwane. Tell us a little more about When We Were Nearly Young? WWWNY is a solo storytelling show inspired by This American Life, The Moth and the stand-up comedy of Mike Birbiglia and Simon…

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Who’s Upstairs: Gaë­tan Schmid

Gaë­tan is the writer and per­former of Body Language 2, at Alexan­der Upstairs 20 — 25 April. Home town? I wish. But it was a village. In fact I used to live half way in between two villages. In the middle of the ‘boere buiten’ like we call it there. I had cows and potatoes…

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Who’s Upstairs: Amy Louise Wilson

Amy is one of the performers in Anthol­ogy: a Change in the Weather, at Alexan­der Upstairs 7 — 18 April. Home town? Johannesburg. Tell us a little more about Anthology: A Change in the Weather? It’s a series of three short plays. Adrian Collins and I perform in each of them. It’s a beautifully curated programme…

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Some Assembly Required with Jason Potgieter: Jon Keevy

Jason Potgieter interviews Jon Keevy; writer and producer, and co-founder and manager of Alexander Upstairs. Jon Keevy’s next project is Anthology: A Change in the Weather, a triptych of short plays by local writers. On at Alexander Upstairs from 7th to 18th April. Despite his face he is a reasonable human. Jason Potgieter is a…

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Who’s Upstairs: Louis Viljoen

Louis is one of the featured writers of Anthology, at Alexander Upstairs 7 – 18 April. Home town? Roosevelt Park, Johannesburg Current project? Anthology: A Change In Weather at Alexander Bar, and the re-staging of The Pervert Laura at The Fugard Theatre. And the one you’re dreaming of? I’m dying to write a foul mouthed,…

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