DRAMA TACKLES HOMELESSNESS

Recently, the media placed the spotlight on the subject of homelessness and how the city struggles to deal with this very contentious issue. However, no one looks at who the homeless are and how they ended up living on the streets. This production of ONDER DIE BRUG takes a searching look at the humanity (or lack thereof) of homelessness and delves into the life of one young man in particular.

In this story a young man tells how he ended up living on the streets. He had dreams just like everyone else and talks about, poverty, humanity, health and safety.

This work, by new-comer Raydene le Roux, is directed by Zane Meas (7de Laan) and produced in assistance with Paul Savage (District Six, The Musical). It is a topical, must-see production for young people.

Le Roux is a member of the Artscape Resource Centre.  This department’s aim is to support historically disadvantage cultural practitioners in order support their career development

“The Resource Centre has certainly aided in my development as writer and actor. I’ve worked with great mentors such as Fatima Dike and Rafiek Mammon who assisted me to understand the process of creative writing. Look where it brought me. Here I am today with my own production,” says an excited Le Roux.

ONDER DIE BRUG will be staged in the Innovation Lounge at Artscape on 18 and 19 July at 19h30 and at 16h00 on 20 July. Tickets retail at R80 and are available from Computicket or the Box Office on the ground floor.