2004
Crossings

Directed by Sara Matchett
Performed by Awino Okech and Faniswa Yisa
Created by Faith Ndukwana, Chuma Sopotela and Sara Matchett

Crossings traces a refugee woman’s journey to Cape Town. The play reveals the harsh realities faced by the many women who attempt this journey. In so doing it pays respect to and honours the voices of these women who, despite extremely taxing circumstances, continue with incredible resilience. By providing the space for these stories to be told and most importantly, heard, Mothertongue hopes that Crossings will inspire a journey of healing and transformation.

Crossings was originally created as part of Sara’s Masters Degree in Theatre and Performance. The play was later performed at the 2004 Cape WOW Festival and featured Awino Okech and Faniswa Yisa.