Tonderai Munyevu

Writer | Actor | Director


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This interview was recorded on the 6th of August 2020 and released on the 1st of September 2020


Tonderai is, in addition to being a writer, director and actor, someone with a frankly formidable capacity for interaction with the world around him. He is fast, receptive, perceptive and warm, whilst at the same time a profound human being who knows what he wants, says what he thinks, expresses his visions eloquently and pursues his desires with a single mindedness, avoiding all distractions. He has the ability to live his life from a place of unquestionable authenticity, whilst at the same time being alert to his surroundings and responding to them with sensitivity and intelligence.

Tonderai Munyevu, this episode’s charming guest, offers us an enlightened stroll along the paths of reflection on issues that are not easy to portray, unless blessed with the wisdom that comes so naturally to him. Universally important topics such as spirituality, sexuality, racism, life in the diaspora, creative passion and conscientious artistic creations enrich the perspective of anyone interested in navigating the meaning of life, and were precisely the topics that brought this conversation to life.

Discover why Two Gents Productions, the company that Tonderai co-founded, specialises in interpreting theatre classics from the perspective of the thousands of immigrants and displaced people who inhabit the great capitals of the Western world. Find out why bringing Hamlet to Zimbabwe and other south African countries was not as magnanimous an idea as it first seemed. And, above all, discover why an already successful actor, writer, director and theologian (who graduated from one of the best universities in London and, indeed, the world) has, after the long quarantine and emotive Black Lives Matter movement, decided to start a new chapter in his creative life, in order to finally conceive the legacy that he longs to leave the world.

And now, enjoy the interview!


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Tonderai Munyevu: Twitter | Instagram
Two Gents Productions: Website | Instagram

References during the interview
Zimbabwe 00:55 | Two Gents Productions 01:20 | Diaspora 01:29 | Shona 03:30 | Township 04:22 | Catholicism 05:24 | Mwari 07:11 | Atheism 07:28 | Rationalism 07:30 | Working Class 08:14 | Harlesden 08:18 | Theology 10:00 | Al Pacino 10:53 | Confession 12:08 | Absolution 12:15 | Hail Mary 12:21 | Reformation 12:35 | Martin Luther 12:38 | Relics 12:51 | Pentecostal Church 13:14 | St. Peter 14:33 | Jehovah’s Witnesses 14:45 | Witch Doctor 15:09 | King’s College London 17:30 | The Pentateuch 18:00 | Sociology of Religion 18:06 | New Testament 18:09 | African Religions 18:22 | Elton John 24:16 | Boy George 24:28 | Lockdown 28:26 | The Claim 28:44 | Rio de Janeiro 29:26 | São Paulo 29:35 | Tim Cowbury 29:47 | Mark Maughan 29:49 | Indra Ové 29:52 | Nick Blakeley 29:55 | Workshop Production 30:13 | Copacabana 30:56 | #BlackLivesMatter 34:06 | The National Theatre 34:18 | RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) 34:19 | Council Estate 34:53 | Toni Morrison 35:20 | The Moors 37:36 | Rwandan Civil War 40:01 | Apartheid South Africa 40:08 | Shakespeare 41:25 | Arne Pohlmeier 41:27 | Denton Chikura 41:33 | Hamlet 42:34 | The Globe 42:38 | The Importance of Being Earnest by Two Gents Productions 43:51 | Simon Russell Beale 48:25 | Mark Rylance 48:26 | Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga 49:45 | This Mournable Body 49:57 | The Booker Prize 49:59 | Mugabe, My Dad & Me 50:52 | Robert Mugabe 50:55 | Emmerson Mnangagwa 51:08 | Rhodesian Bush War 56:24 | #MeToo 58:59 | Kardashians 01:01:01 | Rihanna 01:01:07 | Beyoncé 01:01:08

Scrittore | Attore | Regista


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Questa intervista è stata registrata il 06 agosto 2020 e rilasciata il 1 settembre 2020


Tonderai, oltre a essere scrittore, regista e attore – il suo nome, nella lingua dello Zimbawe, significa ricordare – è una persona con una capacità di interazione con il mondo davvero incredibile. E’ molto intelligente, perspicace, intuitivo, affettuoso e allo stesso tempo è un uomo dai sentimenti profondi che sa quello che vuole, pensa quello che dice, esprime il suo punto di vista con forza comunicativa, e cerca di realizzare le proprie aspirazioni senza che nulla lo trattenga o lo distolga troppo. Ha la capacità di interagire con il mondo che lo circonda con un atteggiamento indiscutibilmente autentico e, contemporaneamente, è attento ai segni del suo tempo e gli si conforma con sensibilità e intelligenza.

Tonderai Munyevu, il nostro affascinante invitato di questo episodio, ci ha offerto un’escursione illuminata attraverso i percorsi della riflessione su temi non facili da esplorare, sicuramente non con la saggezza che in lui risulta così naturale. Temi di importanza universale, come spiritualità, omosessualità, razzismo, la vita nella diaspora, passione creativa e contributo artistico consapevole, e che rende consapevoli, arricchiscono la prospettiva di qualsiasi essere umano interessato ad attraversare il senso della vita, e sono stati gli argomenti che hanno dato significato a questa conversazione che adesso condividiamo con tutti.

Scoprite perché la compagnia teatrale che Tonderai ha contribuito a creare, Two Gents Productions, si dedica a dare una lettura dei classici del teatro dal punto di vista delle migliaia di immigrati e di profughi che vivono nelle grandi capitali del mondo occidentale. Scoprite perché -a cose fatte- portare Amleto in Zimbawe e in altri paesi del Sud Africa non è stata un’idea così brillante come sembrava a prima vista. E, soprattutto, scoprite come un attore, scrittore, regista e teologo di successo, laureato in una delle migliori università di Londra-e del mondo- dopo una lunga quarantena e dopo aver provato un emotivo Black Lives Matter, abbia deciso di iniziare un nuovo capitolo della propria vita creativa e finalmente concepire l’opera che desidera consegnare al mondo come eredità.

E adesso, godetevi l’intervista!


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Tonderai Munyevu: Twitter | Instagram
Two Gents Productions: Website | Instagram

Riferimenti durante l’intervista
Zimbabwe 00:55 | Two Gents Productions 01:20 | Diaspora 01:29 | Shona 03:30 | Township 04:22 | Catholicism 05:24 | Mwari 07:11 | Atheism 07:28 | Rationalism 07:30 | Working Class 08:14 | Harlesden 08:18 | Theology 10:00 | Al Pacino 10:53 | Confession 12:08 | Absolution 12:15 | Hail Mary 12:21 | Reformation 12:35 | Martin Luther 12:38 | Relics 12:51 | Pentecostal Church 13:14 | St. Peter 14:33 | Jehovah’s Witnesses 14:45 | Witch Doctor 15:09 | King’s College London 17:30 | The Pentateuch 18:00 | Sociology of Religion 18:06 | New Testament 18:09 | African Religions 18:22 | Elton John 24:16 | Boy George 24:28 | Lockdown 28:26 | The Claim 28:44 | Rio de Janeiro 29:26 | São Paulo 29:35 | Tim Cowbury 29:47 | Mark Maughan 29:49 | Indra Ové 29:52 | Nick Blakeley 29:55 | Workshop Production 30:13 | Copacabana 30:56 | #BlackLivesMatter 34:06 | The National Theatre 34:18 | RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) 34:19 | Council Estate 34:53 | Toni Morrison 35:20 | The Moors 37:36 | Rwandan Civil War 40:01 | Apartheid South Africa 40:08 | Shakespeare 41:25 | Arne Pohlmeier 41:27 | Denton Chikura 41:33 | Hamlet 42:34 | The Globe 42:38 | The Importance of Being Earnest by Two Gents Productions 43:51 | Simon Russell Beale 48:25 | Mark Rylance 48:26 | Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga 49:45 | This Mournable Body 49:57 | The Booker Prize 49:59 | Mugabe, My Dad & Me 50:52 | Robert Mugabe 50:55 | Emmerson Mnangagwa 51:08 | Rhodesian Bush War 56:24 | #MeToo 58:59 | Kardashians 01:01:01 | Rihanna 01:01:07 | Beyoncé 01:01:08

Escritor | Actor | Director


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Esta entrevista se grabó el 06 de agosto de 2020 y publicada el 1 de septiembre de 2020


Tonderai, ademas de ser escritor, director y actor – su nombre en Zimbawense significa recordar – es un ser humano francamente formidable. Es rápido, receptivo, perceptivo, cálido, y al mismo tiempo es un hombre profundo que sabe lo que quiere, piensa lo que dice, expresa sus visiones con elocuencia, y persigue sus anhelos sin que nada lo detenga o lo distraiga demasiado. Tiene la capacidad de interactuar con el mundo que lo rodea desde un lugar de autenticidad inobjetable y al mismo tiempo está alerta a los signos de su tiempo y responde a ellos con sensibilidad e inteligencia.

Tonderai Munyevu, nuestro encantador invitado de ocasión, nos ofreció un iluminado paseo por los caminos de la reflexion de temas que no son fáciles de dilucidar, ciertamente no con la sagacidad que en el resulta tan natural. Temas de importancia universal como espiritualidad, sexualidad, racismo, vida en la diáspora, pasión creadora y contribución artística consciente y concientizadora, forman parte de las preocupaciones de cualquier ser humano interesado en navegar el significado de la vida, y fueron los topicos que le dieron sentido a esta conversación que ahora compartimos con el mundo.

Descubre por qué la compañía de teatro que Tonderai ha co-creado, Two Gents Productions, se especializa en dar una lectura a los clásicos del teatro desde la mirada forastera de los miles de inmigrantes y desplazados que habitan las grandes capitales del mundo occidental. Descubre por qué -visto en retrospectiva- llevar Hamlet a Zimbawe y a otros países del sur de Africa no fue una idea lo magnánima que parecía a simple vista. Y sobre todo, descubre como un exitoso actor, escritor, director y teólogo, graduado en una de las mejores universidades de Londres – y del mundo – después de una larga cuarentena y de experimentar en carne propia los sin sabores de un movimiento mundial como Black Lives Matter, ha decidido desafiar los límites de sus propias creencias limitantes, para ponerse manos a la obra, comenzar un nuevo capítulo de su vida creadora, y finalmente concebir la obra que anhela dejarle al mundo como legado.

¡Y ahora, disfruten la entrevista!


Más información:

Enlaces relacionados
Tonderai Munyevu: Twitter | Instagram
Two Gents Productions: Website | Instagram

Menciones durante la entrevista
Zimbabwe 00:55 | Two Gents Productions 01:20 | Diaspora 01:29 | Shona 03:30 | Township 04:22 | Catholicism 05:24 | Mwari 07:11 | Atheism 07:28 | Rationalism 07:30 | Working Class 08:14 | Harlesden 08:18 | Theology 10:00 | Al Pacino 10:53 | Confession 12:08 | Absolution 12:15 | Hail Mary 12:21 | Reformation 12:35 | Martin Luther 12:38 | Relics 12:51 | Pentecostal Church 13:14 | St. Peter 14:33 | Jehovah’s Witnesses 14:45 | Witch Doctor 15:09 | King’s College London 17:30 | The Pentateuch 18:00 | Sociology of Religion 18:06 | New Testament 18:09 | African Religions 18:22 | Elton John 24:16 | Boy George 24:28 | Lockdown 28:26 | The Claim 28:44 | Rio de Janeiro 29:26 | São Paulo 29:35 | Tim Cowbury 29:47 | Mark Maughan 29:49 | Indra Ové 29:52 | Nick Blakeley 29:55 | Workshop Production 30:13 | Copacabana 30:56 | #BlackLivesMatter 34:06 | The National Theatre 34:18 | RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) 34:19 | Council Estate 34:53 | Toni Morrison 35:20 | The Moors 37:36 | Rwandan Civil War 40:01 | Apartheid South Africa 40:08 | Shakespeare 41:25 | Arne Pohlmeier 41:27 | Denton Chikura 41:33 | Hamlet 42:34 | The Globe 42:38 | The Importance of Being Earnest by Two Gents Productions 43:51 | Simon Russell Beale 48:25 | Mark Rylance 48:26 | Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga 49:45 | This Mournable Body 49:57 | The Booker Prize 49:59 | Mugabe, My Dad & Me 50:52 | Robert Mugabe 50:55 | Emmerson Mnangagwa 51:08 | Rhodesian Bush War 56:24 | #MeToo 58:59 | Kardashians 01:01:01 | Rihanna 01:01:07 | Beyoncé 01:01:08


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