Created in residence at UJ Arts & Culture under the mentorship of award-winning Jade Bowers who also sits in the director’s chair, iNDUKU is written and performed by Ayabonga Makanya. In this one-hander Makanya tells the story of “Ayabonga who grew up within the confines of a very traditional family structure based on culture and religion. As he ventures into the world and becomes a man, he is faced with doubts about the foundations of these customs. iNDUKU is a coming of age-coming out story that delves into identity, sexuality, love and family. ”

“Working with Ayabonga has been interesting for me, and I think for him as well, because it has been a process that has started from scratch, working with the writing from a dramaturgy perspective as well as the rehearsal process,” says Bowers.