The Line

Performed by: Market Theatre Foundation

Director: Gina Shmukler

Playwright: Gina Shmukler

THE MARKET THEATRE in association with DFL presents, THE LINE.

THE LINE is the culmination of multi-award winning Actor, Director Gina Shmukler’s Masters Research on trauma and theatre making.

THE LINE is a play about the nature of human and moments in time in South Africa. Having spent several months in the townships THE LINE is constructed from a series of interviews with South Africans involved or affected by the xenophobic attacks that took place in May 2008.

THE LINE explores the fragility of goodness and questions how the attacks were born, who is responsible, what makes good people do bad things and how one crosses the line?

THE LINE is written and directed by Gina Shmukler with music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Production Design by Niall Griffin.

Starring Khutjo Green and Gabi Harris.


65 minutes
Recommended Age:
13 years – Adult
Recommended Grade:
Grade 7+ No max grade set
English (first language) No second language listed.
Curriculum Connection:
Dramatic Arts, Social Sciences
Themes Covered:
Abuse, Poverty, Prejudice, Relationships, Survival, Tolerance, Violence, Xenophobia

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