UNMASKED

Unmasked is an abstract body of work that illustrates how young people are struggling with their mental health as the Covid-19 pandemic hits South Africa. It showcases a version of what it is like to live within the space of someone battling with mental illness, encompassed in the time period of the 2020 pandemic.

The question we pose is not whether mental illness is real or not, but rather how we can treat it within our generation; where does it come from and how we identify it within ourselves.

Unmasked explores the dynamics of suffering from mental illness and not knowing how to heal oneself in a year where self-help is a priority.

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Genre: Dance
  • Duration (minutes): 15mins
  • Ages: 16+
  • Release Date: July 19, 2021 17:30 - August 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Concept: Lindzay Naidoo & Klyde Williams
Directors & Choreographers: Lindzay Naidoo & Klyde Williams
Artists: Lindzay Naidoo & Klyde Williams
Photographers: Chadley Fortune & Cassidy Niekerk
Graphic Designer: Liam Raker

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Lindzay Jade Naidoo is a versatile performing artist and considers herself a theatre actress. She is currently in her last year of tertiary studies and will obtain her bachelor’s degree in Acting for Camera at the end of the twenty twenty-one year. Lindzay is well equipped in singing, dancing, and acting which plays to her advantage as she dives into the
realms of Musical Theatre. She prides herself in her impeccable work ethic and ability to learn at a quick pace. Lindzay’s passion and drive for the performing arts has influenced her to part take in many community theatre projects and has even secured her the spot as one of three Musical Theatre Finalists within the country to participate in the Arts and Culture Trust, DALRO ACT Scholarship Finalist Showcase at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. She is currently rehearsing vigorously for her upcoming Musical Theatre debut show, A Boarding Line Musical Sensation, while focusing on completing her studies.

Klyde Williams is a passionate, hardworking writer and actor. He is currently finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Acting at City Varsity, Cape Town- and he plans on furthering his studies into Honors and then Masters as well. Klyde has a streak of loyalty that assures him to be loyal to any project he does, resulting in him being vehemently against creating work that isn’t layered in truth, realism, and vulnerability. His work, thus far, includes commercial work for companies such as Vannie Kaap and Project Wheel. He is currently working on his debut stage production titled Coloured Boys Seldom Get to Shine.