After the shocking death of Nosicelo Mtebeni, a final year LLB student from the University of Fort Hare, UFH Drama Society felt an urgent need to develop a theatre play which creates sensitive conversations about the grass-roots of GBV. It explores GBV through different lenses, including childhood play, adolescent influences, and pressures that come with adulting. The play uses theatre elements including movement, songs, images, and symbols to portray issues interconnected with GBV against women, men and children.
Written and Directed by Yanga Mabetshe
Assisted by Lefty Madyo and the Cast
Cast: Namhla Mzekwa, Bathandwa Quvile, Buhle Jack, Chuma Mazibu, Zoliswa Mfiniso, Anathi Phandle
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
A goal-driven Theatre Artist, Educator, and Master’s candidate in Social Science. As a theatre practitioner, he received training through professional experiences and involvement in countless community theatre projects in the Eastern Cape province and nationwide. Remarkably, Mr Mabetshe has helped the University of Fort Hare (UFH) to establish Drama and Theatre projects that participated in the municipal, provincial and National Arts level of South Africa. Currently, he works as co-founder of Start Art Creatives that offer Educational Drama and Theatre services in East London communities, learning institutions like UFH, Buffalo City College (BCC), and in social related units such as Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT).