Circus Acts (One-Act Play)


While many the world over know of defamed Paralympic champion Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius, very few know of the judge who presided over his infamous murder trial in 2013, Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Jumping between reimagined transcript of the trial, personal narrative, and an interview with a naive but well-intentioned American journalist, Masipa tells her story in this visceral one act piece that uses music, imagery, and rich dialogue to tackle issues of racism, sexism, and the difference between law and justice…if that even exists at all.

Drama (with Music). 58 pages.

Cast: 1 Female Actor, African (60+), 1 Female Actor, American (Late 20s), 1 Male Actor, Afrikaans (30s), 1 Male Actor, Afrikaans (40-60), Ensemble, African