J.E. Sibi-Okumu Collected Plays 2004-2014
On Role Play
“Role Play, which was ?rst performed in 2004, gives us a ‘zoomed out’ perspective of Kenya’s history and society and gives African drama, and posterity, a new point of reference.”
-Anne Manyara, The East African.
“… a deftly woven amalgamation of possibilities… by turns subtle and confrontational.”
– Parselelo Kantai, Iko! Magazine (Kenya)
“… an unapologetic look at racial stereotypes in modern Kenya.”
– Newsweek International.
“… actors take their audience through Kenya’s modern history.”
– The (UK) Independent.
“The play depicts a man who o?ered all his life to his nation but who became a victim of betrayal by compatriots and a new African leadership too preoccupied with sleaze, squandering a lifetime opportunity to change the lives of the people they led.”
– George Orido, The (Kenya) Standard.
“It tells the story of Dana, a woman of mixed race heritage who, despite her wide travels around the world, still faces a con?ict of belonging as she navigates the maze of identities.”
– Tefo Nombolo, The (Botswana) Midweek Sun
Publication Date: 25 June, 2021.