4 cups 1 tbsp

A spiritual and political awakening of black womanhood told through dance and poetic narration.


eanetse Seekoe debuts her first piece of creative writing for a one woman performance in 4 cups 1 tbsp. The actress is accompanied by her director, Slindile Mthembu, who has previously written and directed a stage production of Milked Voice which has received the Standard Bank Ovation Award of the National Arts Festival. Leanetse graduated in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town in 2013. In 2014, she was nominated for a Fleur du Cap in the Most Promising Student Award category. While she pursued her Masters of Arts in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Fort Hare in 2016, Leanetse discovered her passion for writing; and so, 4 cups 1 tbsp was created. The two women playwrights have come together to tell the story of a myriad of girl children who learn to become young black women in a world of patriarchy and racism. In a matter of 12 monologues, 4 cups 1 tbsp will reveal the unspoken perspectives and conversations of the troubled adolescents, mother and daughter relationships, sexual violence and physical abuse, diseases, barren wombs and the premature loss of infants.

4 cups 1 tbsp will be presented on theatre stages within the city of Johannesburg such as The Market Theatre Laboratory 19-22 September. Tickets range from R80-R150 and can be purchased at the Market Theatre box office, or online from webtickets ( Individuals interested in knowing more can follow the information below:

The Market Theatre Laboratory

Phone: 011 838 7498

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