Is attack the best form of defence?
It is the final match of the field hockey season. The championship title is on the line. Winner takes all.
A committed team of young women bursts onto the field, ready for the challenge. But much more is at stake, as the play reveals back-stories and situations that the women have been experiencing. As the lines between the game and social commentary start blurring, and the team finds a collective voice of anger and frustration at the plight of women in this country, the team needs to make a vital choice: attack or defend.
Shifting between physical and visual performance, searing storytelling, and surrealist dream sequences, Whistleblowers is an honest and tragicomic call to action. A war cry for the soul.
Created and performed by Reabetswe Gaentswe, Boitshepo Maile, Kgaogelo Makgoba, Modipadi Mokgohloa, and Phindiwe Qakoshe
Directed by Quintijn Relouw and Rob Murray
Set, Costumes, and Props Design by Anké Hurn and Quintijn Relouw
Sound Design by Quintijn Relouw and Rob Murray
Produced and Presented by AFDA JHB and Verity Productions