2006

AMAJUBA: Like Doves We Rise

Created and directed by Yael Farber
Performed by: Tshallo Chokwe, Roelf Matlala, Bongeka Mpongwana, Phillip “Tipo” Tindisa and Jabulile Tshabalala

Written in collaboration with the cast based on their life experiences

Based on the real lives of the five South Africans, AMAJUBA: Like Doves We Rise is a breathtaking portrayal of growing up in Apartheid. This unforgettable theatrical experience, told through heartwrenching narration, traditional dance, and stunning a capella harmonies, is a celebration of the strength of the human spirit.

Press release [pdf]

“Heartfelt, fierce, and powerfully performed.”
– NYTimes
“Heartbreaking, riveting and inspiring ... a thrilling American premiere. There is no excuse for the savvy theatergoer to miss Amajuba.”
– Theatermania