playtime antics | KwaZulu-Natal | 2013
FTH:K – From the hip: khulumakahle (FTH:K) is a ground-breaking theatre company that works in the field of Visual Theatre. Without a dependency on any one language, its work crosses over cultural and linguistic divides and calls on audiences to “Listen With Your Eyes”. It has won multiple awards, toured all over South Africa, Germany, Argentina and America. Apart from creating work without any formal language in it; FTH:K generates opportunities for the Deaf and hearing communities to participate in and enjoy the theatre experience as equals.
A Non-verbal show, in collaboration with FTH:K, specifically created for performing at Deaf and Hearing schools in South Africa. What makes this show so unique is its integrated Deaf and hearing team. This show takes a look into the first school day of 3 very different School children. Penelop is a feisty, A-grade pupil, with a tendency to get over anxious. Zucchini is our regular nerd trying to fit in and keep everyone happy. Barbecue is our bully with a soft side. We follow the 3 characters from their morning routines at home, to maths class, to art class and the much awaited break time. Through the use of mime, magic and juggling, we watch how the three relate to each other and try to govern power through play. The show is very entertaining; as children are able to relate to ‘themselves’ on stage and also for teachers to have the opportunity to laugh at the politics of their learners. With strong themes of friendship, peer pressure and bullying also at play, teachers have viewed the production as a very educational tool for their learners.