Emerging South African director Carla Fonseca and her cast of four actors tackle the dilemma of what it is to live in a time of societal drought in South Africa today, with a new play, Modjadji in Absentia.
Through combining different styles such as physical movement, music, storytelling, poetry and rituals, Modjadji in Absentia probes themes such as rape, GBV and crime within South Africa. It goes to the heart of the crisis of violence against women in South Africa. It explores the values, fears and behaviours that allow such violence to be perpetrated.
The Market Theatre Laboratory trains actors and theatre makers. Founded by Barney Simon and Dr John Kani in 1988, it is the educational arm of the world famous Market Theatre, and has developed into one of the premiere training facilities of its kind in Southern Africa.
The production is performed in four language, English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu. There is an age restriction of 12 years old.
Venue: The Market Theatre Laboratory, 138 Lilian Ngoyi St, Newtown
Cost: 24 July preview R120 | R130