Written and Directed by Ameera Conrad
Presented by the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, in partnership with Distell and the Baxter Theatre Centre
Designed by Ameera Conrad
Lighting Design by Darabeth
Photos by Jesse Kramer
Poster Design by Warren Turner
Performed by Tankiso Mamabolo, Emma Kotze, Kiroshan Naidoo, Roberto Meyer
Reparation interrogates two key questions prevalent in the contemporary South African context; “what debt is owed?” and “how is that debt repaid?” It brings to light the issue of white settlers in South Africa and their role in the degradation of black South African society – through the taking of land, the economic power that white people in RSA have, and through the killing of black South Africans during both the colonial and Apartheid eras – and how the power dynamics can be shifted through the dismantling of oppressive symbols. It prophesises the potential outcome of this power shift, and what extreme measures some are willing to do to gain and maintain power, using “justice” as a shield. It also looks at the role that young people and social media have in social justice movements, and how popular culture can be used as a post-modern propaganda tool.