PROVOCATIVE NEW ZIMBABWEAN PLAY OPENS IN EDINBURGH

“It’s great to know the outside world hasn’t forgotten us.”


style=”MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt”>Victor Mavedzenge. Actor. Zimbabwe.




Following sell out shows at The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), Africa’s biggest Art’s Festival, Jon Bonfiglio and Giles Ramsay are proud to present their new play TERRITORY at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival.



Premiered in April 2006 at The National Gallery of Zimbabwe and produced in collaboration with local actors Victor Mavedzenge and Michael Kudakwashe, TERRITORY continues Jon Bonfiglio and Giles Ramsay’s relationship with grass-roots artists in troubled and developing countries such as Nepal, Colombia and Monsterrat.



The Zimbabwean newspaper praised TERRITORY as “a serious piece of theatre” whilst the Daily Mirror called it “spine chilling” and the Harare Herald observed it to be a “tremendously good” production.



This project is supported by The International Arts Development Fund whose patrons include Lord Renton of Mount Harry (former UK Minister for the Arts), Oliver Ford Davies (actor), Nicholas le Provost (actor), David Calder (actor), Matt Wolf (theatre critic for The International Herald Tribune), and Steve Richards (political journalist for The Independent and the BBC).



Jon Bonfiglio and Giles Ramsay’s previous projects have included MEXART 2005 – which played at The Riverside Studios, London and The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh where it was awarded a prestigious Fringe First. In February 2006 they presented Emerging from the Shadow – a London exhibition of ten previously unknown Mexican visual artists. – 21 – 26 August, 2.30pm (lhr) English Speaking Union Gallery, Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh. [email protected] – tel: 07961 003202

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