Cape Town - We all need a “safe space” to be ourselves and speak freely and honestly. Four men have chosen the Baxter Theatre Golden Arrow Studio as their safe space and invited us into it.
Heinrich Reisenhofer, Loukmaan Adams and Thando Doni and Peter Christians participate in this second instalment of "#JustMen", which runs for a limited season until 3 August at the theatre in Cape Town.
Director Reisenhofer, actors Adams and Doni, and Christians, a reformed convict and rap artist who now works as a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project, share their own stories and “confront their own toxic masculinity, as a contributing factor in the violence against women and children”.
What is revealed on stage is the result of “a rigorous research and workshop process” and is raw, honest and often heartbreaking.
First-timer Christians is as fully committed as the stage veterans and tells a story of drugs, abuse and murder that I will never forget.