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May 18, 2016 5:02 EST

FIGS Theatre Production: Seven Women, A broken rainbow – The piece invites people to grapple with the contemporary notions and challenges of being a woman within the South African landscape

iCrowdNewswire - May 18, 2016

FIGS Theatre Production: Seven Women, A broken rainbow

FIGS is a devised work between seven young women who are in their final year of Theatre Making at the University of Cape Town’s Drama Department. They need your help to take this production up to the National Arts Festival’s Students Festival as one of their final tasks of their degree. This piece tackles contemporary notions of womanhood and becoming within the South African landscape. They are looking for urgent contributors to help fund this story.

 

 

About This Project

 

FIGS is a devised work between seven young women who are Theatre Makers from the University of Cape Town, each departing from different cultural backgrounds. The piece invites people to grapple with the contemporary notions and challenges of being a woman within the South African landscape.

As part of the 4th-year Theatre-making course at UCT, students are required to devise a piece of theatre that has traditionally been showcased at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown with the support of the South African Post Office. However, the South African Post Office cannot fund students this year but our production is a relevant and necessary conversation that needs to be had and we believe you might agree.

In most African countries, girls will begin to drop out of school when they begin to menstruate due to insufficient facilities. In some areas of South Africa, a lack of access to sanitary products leaves girls using materials like sand as substitutes for tampons or pads. Even in areas where access and basic education are available, there is an absence of conversation. FIGS’ provides a space to discuss sexual health, emotional well-being, personal rights and community through diversity

 

The Team

 

FIGS is a devised work between seven young women who are theatre makers from the University of Cape Town, each coming from different cultural backgrounds.

Lesego Chauke
Namisa Mdlalose
Shoko Yoshimura
Emilie Badenhorst
Tana Kyhle-Kahr
Dara Kometz

Together they have created a piece that invites people to grapple with the contemporary notions and challenges of being a woman within the South African landscape.

Contact Information:

Lesego Chauke

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