Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his tortuous past as a boy soldier.
Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known along the way.
“Prize Fighter is, in every respect, theatre that matters.”
“The most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best acted new play”
Writer: Future D. Fidel
Director: Todd MacDonald
Dramaturg: Chris Kohn
Designer: Bill Haycock
Lighting Designer: David Walters
Composer & Sound Designer: Felix Cross
Sound Designer: Remix Busty Beatz
Video Designer: Optikal Bloc
Movement & Fight Director: Nigel Poulton
Cast: Gideon Mzembe, Pacharo Mzembe, Mandela Mathia, Marcus Johnson, Margi Brown-Ash, Ratidzo Wendy Mambo
Stage Management: Daniel Sinclair
Image credit Dylan Evans.
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