Ipi Zombi , Imumbo Jumbo , The Prophet
These three plays “of miracle and wonder” by Brett Bailey are testament to a truly groundbreaking voice in African theatre. Drawing on a wealth of photographs, working notes, autobiography and reflection, this richly designed book re-creates something of the funky energy, haunting magic and colourful imagery of the plays themselves – plays that have disturbed and transported audiences in South Africa and abroad.
Brett Bailey was born in 1967 and completed a post graduate diplomain performance studies at the Dasarts Theatre Laboratory in Amsterdam. He is a playwright, designer, director and stylist. His acclaimed iconoclastic dramas, which have played throughout South Africa, Europe, Australia, Zimbabwe, Reunion Island, Uganda, and Haiti, include Big Dada, Ipi Zombi?,
“Brett Bailey is undoubtedly the most exciting, provocative stage director in South Africa.” – Robert Greig in the Sunday Independent
“A work of genius that maps out a path to a new South African theatre…:” – Zakes Mda on IPI ZOMBI
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