Every minute of Prize Fighter, the acclaimed playwrighting debut by Future D. Fidel, is essential. At only 65 minutes in length the play, now at Belvoir after a strong season at Brisbane Festival, is a fight for life.
Isa (Pacharo Mzembe), a refugee newly settled in Australia, is a boxer training for a national title and Bill Haylock’s set keeps us perpetually in the boxing ring, no matter where we are – training, fighting, or back in the Congo, where the horrors of Isa’s past are never too far from his mind. With money and a title finally under his belt, Isa will be secure in Australia; then he can really focus on finding his brother, from whom he was separated as a child…. READ MORE