#JustMen: a show that calls on men to unite and take a stand

New stage production puts spotlight on violence against women and children

The Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town has created a new production performed by men for men.

Just Men is the title of the production which calls for men to unite and take a stand against toxic masculinity and violent behaviour.

Theatre director Heinrich Reisenhofer says the production is an attempt to interrupt the unhealthy behaviours and attitudes of men.

The show highlights personal stories and simultaneously tackles issues such as consent and the bystander effect.

The script is multi-lingual and takes on the style of a docu-drama, Reisenhofer explains.

Listen to Heinrich Reisenhofer describe the healing nature of the must-see production:

The aim is to encourage men to self-examine and take a stand against men who abuse woman and children.

The cast is made up of actors Loukmaan Adams, Thando Doni, Sherman Pharo, and Johan Baird. They devised the play themselves through workshops.

The production will be showing at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for two weeks only, from 13 to 30 June, at 7.30pm nightly.

There is an age restriction of 16 years.

It's important to create spaces where men can deal with how we interact when women are not around, as well as the culture, language and attitudes that we have.

Heinrich Reisenhofer, theatre director

It [gender-based violence] is our problem. It's everyone's problem because we can do something about it. We can get involved.

Heinrich Reisenhofer, theatre director

They are personal stories. What we try to get is that perpetrators where once victims and we see the cycle plays in.

Heinrich Reisenhofer, theatre director

The culture of masculinity represses the way we operate as men.

Heinrich Reisenhofer, theatre director

Visit the Baxter Theatre website for more info.

Image in body of article: Baxter Theatre website.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
FMF trauma will take years to overcome - award-winning activist Fasiha Hassan

FMF trauma will take years to overcome - award-winning activist Fasiha Hassan

Hassan won an international peace prize for her role in Fees Must Fall campaign. She spoke about the student movement and more.

Tips on how to write an application essay and cope studying abroad

Tips on how to write an application essay and cope studying abroad

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh chats to Nikiwe Bikitsha and Dr Vuyane Mhlomi about applying to study abroad and the challenges they faced.

#JustMen: Emotional reflections from the audience

#JustMen: Emotional reflections from the audience

Here are some audience views on the powerful theatre production #JustMen currently on at the Baxter.

[WATCH] Male pupils reflect on how #JustMen production opened their eyes

[WATCH] Male pupils reflect on how #JustMen production opened their eyes

The production leaves audiences young and old emotionally moved by the powerful content and performances.

[WATCH] #JustMen cast and director open up about powerful production

[WATCH] #JustMen cast and director open up about powerful production

This multilingual docudrama for men and about men is performed by South African men who tell their personal stories.

 #JustMen actor's raw honesty about his violent past and how he's changed

#JustMen actor's raw honesty about his violent past and how he's changed

John Maytham chats to one of the actors in #JustMen Sherman Pharo about the powerful and emotional performance.

Popular articles
I worked for that money! - Robert Madzonga (VBS shareholder Vele Investments)

I worked for that money! - Robert Madzonga (VBS shareholder Vele Investments)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Madzonga, who claims innocence and that Chairperson Tshifhiwa Matodzi lied to him.

The sun sets on Zimbabwe’s new dawn as inflation hits 155%

The sun sets on Zimbabwe’s new dawn as inflation hits 155%

Here we go again… The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa Connected Host Lee Kasumba.

Woolies launches ‘One Small Spoon’ campaign to help end hunger in South Africa

Woolies launches ‘One Small Spoon’ campaign to help end hunger in South Africa

14 million go hungry every day in SA; 33% of food produced ends up in landfills. Bruce Whitfield interviews Zinzi Mgolodela.

'Clicks false-positive pregnancy tests causes a lot of heartbreak'

'Clicks false-positive pregnancy tests causes a lot of heartbreak'

Some of the women who used these tests shared their heartbreaking stories with Business Insider Online.

Tax payers could go back to filing returns manually if Sars system not fixed

Tax payers could go back to filing returns manually if Sars system not fixed

Marc Sevitz of Tax Tim says it is scary to think the system might collapse and taxpayers will have to file manually.

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

News 24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan reports that Zuma was granted the loan despite the fact that he could not afford it.

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Claims have been made that the perfume industry don't want consumers to know the real cost of making these products.

Woman alleges pastor Omotoso began sexually abusing her at 14

Woman alleges pastor Omotoso began sexually abusing her at 14

Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused face multiple charges, including human trafficking, racketeering and rape.