Conversations with the Creators: The Fall and Its Collaborators

“Capturing the Fall: A Conversation with Ameera Conrad”

Ameera Conrad was a University of Cape Town student during the protests, who went on to co-create and co-direct The Fall. Here she discusses the making of The Fall, the play’s place in South Africa’s protest theatre, and the myths about South Africa and the “Born Free” generation she’d like to see dismantled.

Conversation with co-creator and actor Tankiso Mamabolo

2017 interview with Tankiso Mamabolo, an actor and co-creator of The Fall. She discusses her the painful and productive process of creating The Fall, her love of musical theatre, and upcoming collaboration with The Fall co-creator Ameera Conrad.

“All Rhodes Lead to Decolonisation”

Sihle Mnqwazana and Ameera Conrad reflect on bringing The Fall to Edinburgh as they prepare to bring the play back to Baxter Theatre in South Africa in a television interview with South Africa Broadcasting Company (SABC).

Conversation with actor, director, and theatre-maker Thando Mangcu

Thando Mangcu co-created, co-directed, and performed in The Fall just out of school. She’s since been awarded an Emerging Director’s award from the Theatre Arts Admin Collective to create her own work and toured The Fall to Edinbugh, London, and New York City. She discusses the contemporary South African theatre she loves, the work she hopes to make, and her plans for the next few years.