Assoc. Prof. Nadia Davids' play What Remains received 5 awards at the 2018 Fleur du Cap awards
Warm congratulations are due to Associate Professor Nadia Davids, whose newest play, What Remains, was awarded as many as 5 Fleur du Cap awards at the 2018 ceremony on Sunday 18 March. This is an extraordinary achievement, testament to a remarkable work and to the dedication and talent of the team that brought it to the stage.
These were the categories won by What Remains: Best New SA script (Nadia Davids), Best Director (Jay Pather), Best Actress (Faniswa Yisa), Best Lighting Design (Wilhelm Disbergen) and Best Ensemble Cast (Faniswa Yisa, Buhle Ngaba, Denise Newman, Shaun Oelf).
Nadia has written of how moved she was by director Jay Pather’s acceptance speech, which reminded everyone that 'What Remains is ultimately about land'.
In an interview with Kate-Lyn Moore from the UCT newsroom in July last year, Nadia spoke about the play and its engagement with 'unaddressed histories and collective memory': https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2017-07-07-what-remains-is-memory