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Rehearsed Reading of DIPALO, winner of the African Playwriting for Young Audiences Competition

Dipalo by Lalu Mokuku & Ginni Manning

Dipalo is a new play for teens! It won the 2019 ASSITEJ African Play Writing competition for young audiences . Dipalo tells a story about a young girl, Dipuo who has always respected her aunt Mavis, a reputable human rights lawyer. Now an investigation by Mavis leads her to Theko, the protégé of a powerful and dangerous Pastor Sam. Consumed by his own power and wealth, Sam will do anything to protect his control of his world.

The play is for young adults 14 years and above, it deals with the controversial issue of corruption and of religious leaders through the eyes of two young friends as their relationship grows. The two lovers of numbers use social media to communicate and share ideas, and later challenge Sam.

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