With JOSEPHINE AND THE LEOPARD
Video by JADE MONTSERRAT & WEBB-ELLIS
KOLEKA PUTUMA writer
Koleka Putuma is an award-winning poet, playwright and theatre director. Her bestselling debut collection of poems Collective Amnesia has sold over 5000 copies and is in its 10th print run. It has been prescribed for study at tertiary level in South African Universities and Gothenburg University in Sweden. It was awarded the 2018 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. The collection was also named 2017 book of the year by the City Press and one of the best books of 2017 by The Sunday Times and Quartz Africa. Putuma was recently shortlisted as one of four finalists for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for theatre. She is a Forbes Africa Under 30 Honoree, recipient of the Imbewu Trust Scribe Playwrighting Award, Mbokodo Rising Light award, CASA playwrighting award and the 2019 Distell Playwrighting Award for her play No Easter Sunday for Queers. Her other plays include Mbuzeni, Woza Sarafina, Uhm, Ekhaya (theatre for 3 – 7-year olds) and SCOOP: Kitchen play for carers and babes, the first South African play for 0 – 12-month babies.
JADE MONTSERRAT artist
Jade Montserrat is an artist based in Scarborough, England. She is the recipient of the Stuart Hall Foundation Scholarship which supports her PhD (via MPhil) at IBAR, UCLan, and the development of her work from her black diasporic perspective in the North of England. Jade works through performance, drawing, painting, film, installation, sculpture, print and text. More details of her work can be found here.
Webb-Ellis are Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis. You can learn more about their collaborative filmmaking projects here.
JOSEPHINE AND THE LEOPARD (2014): Video with sound, 6:00min.