Nine protagonists from the Khulumani Forum Theatre Group applied their theatre for development skills in support of the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) Campaign to encourage young people to use their vote. The IEC had explained the purpose of the intervention as to “raise awareness about the importance of putting your voice on paper.”
The Khulumani applied theatre practitioners were provided with key messages by the IEC and successfully delivered 21 participatory public events on behalf of the IEC.
The applied theatre performances took place at key sites across Soweto between 2 and 29 April including at Zola Clinic and outside Shoprite in Zola; at Naledi and at the Moloi Shopping Complex in Emndeni; at Dobsonville Shopping Centre and at Dobson Point Shopping Complex; at Mohlakeng and at Randfontein Hospital; at Jabulani Mall and at Protea Glen Mall; at Doornkop Sports Ground and at Katlehong; at the Bara Taxi Mall and at Lufhereng; at the SPAR in Braam Fischer Informal Settlement; at the Orlando Sports Ground and at Dube Station; at the Merafe Metrorail Train Station and at the Mangalani Shopping Complex in Chiawelo; at the Bekkersdal ‘Squatter Camp’, at the Protea Point Shopping Complex and at the Maponya Mall.
Khulumani is extremely proud of the Khulumani Forum Theatre Team for delivering on this task with great professionalism and dedication. Well done, Team Khulumani.