Plays by Mongiwekhaya

I See You

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

I SEE YOU (English) NGIYAKUBONA (Zulu) EK SIEN JOU (Afrikaans) NDIYAKUBONA (Xhosa)

Post-Apartheid South Africa, after dark.

Ben meets Skinn for a night out. But the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn’t know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can’t let it go.

Based on a real encounter.

I See You was first produced at the Royal Court Theatre, Upstairs, on 25 February 2016 in a production directed by Noma Dumezweni.

Mongiwekhaya has been involved in the theatre and film industry for 10 years with experience in over fifty Film & Theatre productions ranging from physical comedy to tragic drama to even Opera. Some of the most striking productions include works by Andrew Buckland, Fortune Cookie Theatre company, Market Theater and WellWorn Theater company. A skilled artist in physical theatre, mask, and puppetry, he has grown by working with Handspring Puppet Company. He joined Handspring in 2011 as the lead in W. Kentridge's Woyzeck on the Highveld. He is also an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Western Cape. His play I See You premiered at the Royal Court, London, in 2016.