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As the statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes was dismantled at the University of Cape Town, eight students wrote The Fall, charting their experiences as activists who brought down a statue and then grappled with decolonizing what was left standing in its wake: the legacies of race, class, gender, history, and power 24 years after the official end of Apartheid.  Political and deeply personal, vibrating with song, dance, and the energy of youth, The Fall comes to DC with the urgency of history being told as it’s created, resonating with America's debates about falling monuments, rising tuition, and “appropriate” ways to fight for long-promised equality. 


You’ll appreciate the sensation that you were there, too, at a flash point in the tortured evolution of a troubled land.

The Washington Post

Razor-sharp cast

Washington City Paper

Emotionally expressive and powerful.

DC Metro Theater Arts

Driven by the earnestness of young revolutionaries, the ensemble powerfully—and often quite humorously—offers a behind-the-scenes look at the dawning of a movement.

DC Theatre Scene

Each action is thrillingly precise.

Broadway World


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The Artists


Ameera Conrad
Co-Creator, Curator, and CastAmeera Conrad
Sihle Mnqwazana
Co-Creator and CastSihle Mnqwazana
Oarabile Ditsele
Co-Creator and CastOarabile Ditsele
  Sizwesandile Mnisi
Co-Creator and Cast Sizwesandile Mnisi
Cleo Raatus
Co-Creator and CastCleo Raatus
Tankiso Mamabolo
Co-Creator and CastTankiso Mamabolo

Production Team

Thando Mangcu
Co-Creator and CuratorThando Mangcu
Clare Stopford
FacilitatorClare Stopford
Puleng B. Mabuya
Stage ManagerPuleng B. Mabuya
Kelsey Sapp
AEA Stage ManagerKelsey Sapp
Michael Maxwell
Lighting DesignerMichael Maxwell
Marisa Steenkamp
Costume DesignerMarisa Steenkamp
Patrick Curtis
Scenic DesignerPatrick Curtis