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Sizwe Banzi is Dead ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwrights: Athol Fugard and John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Director: Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu


The Michael Young Theatre


May 25th, 2023 – June 18th, 2023


What is your name worth?

In apartheid-era South Africa, the only way for Banzi to survive is to fake his own death. From one of the world’s great playwrights Athol Fugard (‘Master Harold’…and the Boys), comes a soaring and personal comedy of identity, memory, and the resilience of the human spirit. (


Amaka Umeh Styles/Buntu
Tawiah Ben M’carthy Sizwe

Creative Team

Athol Fugard Playwright
John Kani Playwright
Winston Ntshona Playwright
Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu Director
Tsholo Khalema Assistant Director
Ken MacKenzie Set Designer
Ming Wong Costume Designer
Raha Javanfar Lighting Designer
Richard Feren Sound Designer
Richard Feren Composer
Mafa Makhubalo Movement Director
Tim Lindsay Assistant Lighting Designer


Sarah Miller Stage Manager
Victoria Wang Assistant Stage Manager
Tsholo Khalema Dialect Coach
Gunes Agduk Lighting Operator
Paul Boddum Head Scenic
Chris Blanchenot Scenic Painter
Greg Chambers 1st Props Builder
Greg Chambers Props Buyer
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Erin Halls Stitcher
Ellie Koffman Head of Wardrobe
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Kalina Popova Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Andres Castillo-Smith Audio Operator
Bill Stahl 1st Carpenter
Dalton Villeneuve-Marini Deck Hand


Annie Clarke Producer
Malika Daya Assistant Producer
Jasmine Knox Senior Production Manager
Julian Bulof Technical Director
Nicholas Beardsley Assistant Technical Director
Rhett Costin Assistant Technical Director
Julia Carrano Assistant Production Manager