Collected Plays: 2004-2014


J.E. Sibi-Okumu


On Role Play

“Role Play, which was first performed in 2004, gives us a ‘zoomed out’ perspective of Kenya’s history and society and gives African drama, and posterity, a new point of reference.”
-Anne Manyara, The East African.

“… a deftly woven amalgamation of possibilities… by turns subtle and confrontational.”
– Parselelo Kantai, Iko! Magazine (Kenya)

“… an unapologetic look at racial stereotypes in modern Kenya.”
– Newsweek International.

“… actors take their audience through Kenya’s modern history.”
– The (UK) Independent.

On Kaggia

“The play depicts a man who offered all his life to his nation but who became a victim of betrayal by compatriots and a new African leadership too preoccupied with sleaze, squandering a lifetime opportunity to change the lives of the people they led.”
– George Orido, The (Kenya) Standard.

On Elements

“It tells the story of Dana, a woman of mixed race heritage who, despite her wide travels around the world, still faces a conflict of belonging as she navigates the maze of identities.”
– Tefo Nombolo, The (Botswana) Midweek Sun


Publication Date: 25 June, 2021.


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