Tales from the Garden follows the story of an unnamed young woman who asks the audience to do nothing more than listen to her tell her story. It weaves through imagery and text as she tries to explain her trauma, fear, joy, and desire for healing after being assaulted in a foreign country by someone that she trusted. Through the play, she recounts the event itself, the circumstances leading up to and following it, and the difficulty that she has in finding ways to explain it to others.
Edinburgh International Festival Fringe | Performed by Ameera Conrad | Dir. Kathleen Stephens | 2019
Masambe Theatre, Baxter Theatre Centre | Performed by Ameera Conrad | Dir. Kathleen Stephens | 2019
The Actor's Centre, John Thaw Initiative | Performed by Nokukhanya Masango | Dir. Mumba Dodwell | 2018
media & reviews
"An hour thick with symbolic beauty, sadness, humour, and elemental healing."
Filipa Braganca Award | Best Solo Performance by Emerging Female Artist | Winner | 2019