Explore poetry in performance

Poet-O-Type

Standard Bank Young Artists for Theatre recipients Theatre Duo (Billy Langa & Mahlatsi Mokgonyana) and J. Bobs Tshabalala proudly present their latest collaboration in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of J Bobs Tshabalala’s two-man play “Poet-O-Type” The Market Theatre in Johannesburg (Barney Simon) from 11-28 July 2024.

J Bobs Tshabalala’s Poet-O-Type follows the journey of an eager student (Grasshopper) as he contends with the varied lessons of his dynamic mentor (Guru).

Set to captivate audiences with its compelling narrative and exceptional performances. Written by J Bobs Tshabalala, this revival, a decade after its debut, features original cast member Billy Langa (The Life and Times of Michael K) reprising his role as the Guru, alongside newcomer Trevor Lynch (A marry little Christmas) stepping into the role of Grasshopper, under the direction of Mahlatsi Mokgonyana with music by Kozo Zwane and movement direction by Ernest ‘Ginger’ Baleni.

The play explores the “Poetry in Performance” realm, a thrilling landscape within the underbelly of South Africa’s art house circles. Subjected to scrutiny, the poets negotiate this illusive and mysterious underworld, with the more urgent and conventional real world.


Sannah Mabokela
sannahm@markettheatre.co.za
011 832 1641
The Market Theatre Foundation
https://markettheatre.co.za/

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