Maitisong Festival Featured Shows – A Man and a Dog


Saturday 21st April, 4pm, P100. Photo by Dex Goodman

Written & Directed By: Penelope Youngleson


Story By: Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi


Cast: Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi


Languages: English & Zulu


Age Restriction: All


Running Time: 62 minutes (1h2min)


Company: Here Manje


Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi wrote A Man and a Dog as a personal reflection on his life, growing up in Kwa Zulu Natal (RSA), and his Zulu identity. A Man and A Dog explores a homecoming familiar to so many Africans, who are our ancestors, and how we do not know who are we until we know where we truly come from.


The play makes use of oral tradition, song and physical theatre to weave together a retelling of our collective stories as Africans. It is a rediscovery of ourselves and a reminder of what it means to be of this continent.