CHR Artist in Residence Tony Miyambo is on tour performing the acclaimed productions Kafka’s Ape and The Cenotaph of Dan Wa Moriri in various locations both in South Africa and abroad.
Kafka’s Ape is an award-winning solo performance about a primate’s struggle to overcome the confines of captivity. The play takes a metaphorical view on South African society, highlighting the complexities of identity in a post-apartheid South Africa and in the human race in general. Red Peter, the ape, embarks on a journey ignited by finding a way out of a cage he was confined to after his capture; a journey in which he contests identity-based on outward appearance. The play provides a narrative that interrogates the intricacies of otherness. The play has toured to theatres in Europe, Africa, and United States. The play also won an award and was performed at the 2019 National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Awards Ceremony.