THE SECURITY HUT

 

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The Security Hut (in rehearsal). Photography: Daneel Knoetze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current geographical position of the Little Theatre – where this performance takes place – means that those people deemed ‘undesirable’ by the urban managers of the Central Busincess District are excluded from it. Furthermore, the position of the theatre inside the gated campus of the University of Cape Town might exclude those who do not feel authorised, are not connected socially, or are not invited into the enclave.

Thinking about exclusion and inclusion I decided to interview a friend, George Musumb who works as a security officer. The Security Hut is based on several interviews with different security officers working in Cape Town. Sensing that the frames of urban space often come to feel more real than the body that makes the frame possible, I seek remind the audience that places are socially constructed – they are thrown-together by actors. Places are shaped by our fears and desires.

 

Created by Rosa Postlethwaite
Performed by Rosa Postlethwaite and George Musumb
One-off site-responsive performance at The Little Theatre, Cape Town