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Zandezi

May 12 / Thursday

7:00 pm

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Open Space for Arts & Community

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Award-Winning Zimbabwean Theatre Troupe Interrogates the Role of Prison vs Society in Zandezi

Open Space for Arts & Community is proud to present Zandezi, an award-winning performance highlighting the universal need to critically examine the role of prison, punishment, and rehabilitation. The show premieres on Vashon for one night only on May 12th at 7:30 at Open Space for Arts & Community. Suggested donation is $15 dollars. Students are free, and nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

“Best Production, Best Actors” – Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards, 2019

Zandezi is a provocative, daring, and mind-blowing physical theatre piece that interrogates criminal justice systems through the lens of prison services. The play follows Philani Dube, who was wrongfully accused of a crime that he did not commit. As the story unfolds, it weighs the roles of “Prison vs. Society,” as Philani battles for his freedom during his stay in Zandezi (prison). Through the 60-minute performance and Q&A session, dive deep into the central question: “is prison a rehabilitation center, or does it create more hardcore criminals from innocent people?”

“Best Director” -National Arts Merit Awards, 2019

The play was produced by Zimbabwe Thearte Academy. The Zimbabwe Theatre Academy Trust (ZiTAT) is dedicated to the professionalization of theater in Zimbabwe through providing specialized accessible training programs, community outreaches, research, performances, festivals, and collaborations that capacitate young people in delivering professional theater products and services. ZiTAT values the use of theater as an empowerment tool for community transformation and deriving strategies that create employment opportunities for youths in the service of audiences and indeed livelihoods for the graduates of the academy.

“Best Production” – Jika International Dance Theatre Festival, 2021

Event Details:

Zandezi

Location: Open Space for Arts & Community. 18870 103rd Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070

Date: May 12th

Time: Doors open 7:00, show begins 7:30

Price: Suggested donation: $15

RSVP is not required, but is a big help! If you know you’ll be attending, your RSVP will help us make the set-up and check-in process as smooth as possible for you and the rest of the audience. RSVP form below.

If someone in your party will require special assistance or accommodations, please let us know beforehand so that we may provide the best possible experience for all our guests. Please contact us with any questions you may have at info@openspacevashon.com.

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