… see I don‘t know how I know you… we have met before… it’s on the tip of my tongue.
The story behind Remembering You
I had the amazing opportunity to visit South Africa and co-direct, with established theatre practitioner and director Hazel Barnes, a new play by a young South African playwright Louise Buchler for the Grahamstown Festival in July 2007.
Remembering You like something I’d Forgotten was developed with a young, very talented cast of seven actors – Mbo Mtshali, Merise Knock, Avershree Maistry, Benjamin Dlamini, Kiara Worth, Jacqueline Keevy and Thobeka Zimu – who were studying at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg.
Inspired by memory boxes and using their own experiences to create the story, Louise then crafted a visceral and emotional play about seven lives interconnected by memories that converge in a single moment.
Following a short but successful run at the festival in 2007, it was revived and with new cast members, Lillian Southey and Arifani Moyo returned with acclaim to the Grahamstown Festival in 2008.