I am a Sex Worker
I am a Sex Worker is a performance that will occupy ‘the street’ (a site of countless injustices for sex workers), creatively drawing attention to the stigma and discrimination faced by sex workers on a daily basis and revealing a side of the City hidden to most. In Cape Town and other South African cities, sex work serves as a source of income for numerous people and their families. Despite this prevalence, sex workers remain voiceless in a City that claims to advocate equality - a City where continuing stigmatisation and criminalisation add to their vulnerability.
Highlighting the struggle between sex workers and the urban landscape, the Umzekelo Drama Group will enact role-plays. In keeping with the style of Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre, interaction with the audience is integral to the performance.