UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project) 


In South Africa, "ubuntu" refers to the spirit of community, the belief that humanity is tied together. In this critically acclaimed multi-cultural production, ghosts haunt a man and a woman, continents apart, as they are drawn together to discover the secrets of their past. This international collaboration of Canadian and South African artists traces the ties that bind us all, with spirited storytelling, music and dance.

UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project) features a mix of South African and Canadian actors. It is a very physical theatrical production, full of music, dance, and a number of languages (including Xhosa and Afrikaans). The production's inclusive, multi-cultural message, and bold physical performance style make it perfect for both adult audiences and highschool groups.

Created through development workshops at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town South Africa, Theatrefront’s UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project) was produced to great acclaim in 2009 by Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) and Neptune Theatre (Halifax). In 2011, Theatrefront and Western Canada Theatre joined forces to bring UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project) to audiences in British Columbia and Calgary, including Theatre Calgary, the Firehall Arts Centre (Vancouver), the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and the Rotary Centre for the Arts (Kelowna).


Created by the Theatrefront Ensemble
Directed by Daryl Cloran

For more information contact:

Vikki Anderson


Script published by Playwrights Canada Press