It is all too easy to make excuses for the violence of the oppressed. Humanity’s knee-jerk response to people who commit heinous atrocities is to paint them as monsters. But aren’t they just human beings beneath it all? In a powerfully gripping and evocative theatrical exploration, playwright Nicholas Wright presents a deeply harrowing psychological and emotional excavation into post-Apartheid South Africa with his work A Human Being Died That Night. Based on the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and Directed by Logan Vaughn,
You get right inside a man when you can wrap up in the smell of him, but can you ever truly get into the skin of another man? Even if you are his brother? Opening as a part of “South Africa: Then and Now”— the current repertory cycle in Mosaic Theater Company’s second season— Blood Knot, by Athol Fugard is an emotionally eviscerating experience of brotherhood in Apartheid-ruled South Africa. Directed by Joy Zinoman,
If you intend to shut a mind, then it is best to know the mind you are attempting to shut. Going deep into the minds of Factory449 company members Sara Barker and David Lamont Wilson, TheatreBloom interviews these two actors about their experience with Closet Land, the company’s current production that delves into the realm of psychological, emotional, and physical torture in the name of government stability.
Thank you both for this interview.