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Tuesday, July 30, 2019


Paving the way for Women’s Month this August, the International Labour, Research & Information Group (ILRIG) is partnering with international theatre makers and artists from Johannesburg’s renowned Market Theatre Laboratory to bring stories of women activists to community stages across South Africa.

The play, Three Women (Break the Silence), tackles women’s distinct experiences of vulnerability, exposure, and community within social movements. “Break the silence,” a call protesting gender-based violence in South Africa and across the world. The play tells the stories of members of Remmoho (a women’s group established within Johannesburg’s Anti-Privatisation Forum - APF - which existed from 1999-2011).

A work of documentary and verbatim theatre, Three Women takes its shape from freedom songs, field notes, and interviews conducted by Omotayo Jolaosho, a cultural anthropologist who worked with the APF in 2009 and 2010.

In collaboration with Jamaican-born director Vernice Miller, artists of Market Theatre Lab make up the play’s Very Vocal Ensemble.

A full production of Three Women will tour in Durban as follows:

August 6 – 10h00 to 13h00 - Austerville Community Hall
August 7 – 10h00 to 13h00 -KwaMakhutha Hostel
August 8 – 10h00 to 13h00 -Thokoza Women's Hostel
August 10 – 18h00 to 20h00 – Bat Centre