BORN NAKED: MEMORIALISING ACTS OF VIOLENCE?
The murder of pageant winner Thapelo Makhutle in a hate crime is one of many in South Africa against gay, lesbian, and non-binary people. Theatre-maker Kirsten Harris (South Africa) recreates a vignette about the life of Thapelo Makhutle and his tragic death in the production Born Naked. Does theatre-making do justice to the story about this heinous murder? How do we raise consciousness without memorialising acts of violence? Pierre Brouard (South Africa) discusses the work with Kirsten Harris and performers Jake Nathane (South Africa) and Lethabo Bereng (South Africa).