TACTICS is a collection of daring short plays written by young South African writers who have worked with The Framework.
Five short plays are performed by performers, they will play different parts, and the plays will be performed in a different order to create a completely new whole. In keeping with the Framework’s ethos, no two performances will be the same.
All the plays are multiply cast, allowing the actors to play different roles each time. Both actors and audience formulate relationships and meaning afresh at each showing. To this end, the actors have been Framework-trained, but not rehearsed, so that they have to thrash out their virgin choices before the audience.
The Framework’s team brings this new, totally edgy, intersection between text and performance in a style that demands the following of the performers: Play yourself, play the best part of yourself, don’t ever apologise and play to win.
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Range: 13 years - Adult
Grades: Grade 7 - Grade 11
Themes covered: Abuse, Body awareness, Change, Choices, Creativity, Cultural diversity, Death, Discrimination, Family dynamics, Fate/Free Will, Gender roles, Group dynamics (peer pressure), Identity, Imagination, Life skills, Loss, Morality, National/global conflicts, Prejudice, Racism, Relationships, Self-image, Sexuality, Suicide, Survival, Tolerance, Violence, Xenophobia