Private Project

Zinzi and the Ngqoko Women

A New York creative finds meaning and connection when she ventures to Africa to seek indigenous talent for a developing musical.

  • Phyllis MacBryde
    Zinzi the Musical short
  • Phyllis MacBryde
    Nicholl Fellowship Finalist
  • Phyllis MacBryde
    Branford Marsalis - Steep
  • Mamela Nyamza
    Key Cast
    See IMDB; Internationally known dancer/choreographer
  • Dorothy Ann Gould
    Key Cast
    "Dorothy "MaDory""
    See IMDB
  • Faniswa Yisa
    Key Cast
    See IMDB
  • Phyllis MacBryde
    Key Cast
    See IMDB
  • Sinothando Dalane
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 26, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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Director Biography - Phyllis MacBryde

Nicholl Fellowship Finalist, Montage Entertainment’s Diversity in Screenwriting Award sponsored by HBO, North Carolina Playwriting Fellowship, William Faulkner-William Wisdom Top Five Finalist – Novel, and New River Dramatists playwriting residency and Kaufman Award for Excellence in Playwriting for "Zinzi the Musical." “Branford Marsalis – Steep,” a documentary on the jazz artist, which I wrote and produced, has been distributed worldwide.

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Director Statement

A female-led hybrid documentary made made by a forty-two member cast and crew. Of them, twenty-three were women and nineteen were men. Thirty-eight were Xhosa. I was the sole American. It was a true collaboration.