No function all anguage is a ground-breaking inclusive work produced by the Chaeli Campaign and funded by the National Lottery Commission which takes a microscopic look at the in-between spaces where words fail us – where we desperately search for meaning between vowels, consonants and silences and try to express what we mean or feel.
The production, on at the Masque Theatre until Saturday March 19, features a diverse group of creative collaborators who come together to challenge artistic mainstream narratives around communication, ability, access and inclusivity and answer the question: What happens if we don’t have the right words or any words to share our thoughts?
“We are thrilled to be creating this play, to explore notions of ability, communication, difference and shared humanity with an inclusive diverse and talented cast,” said Zelda Mycroft, CEO of the Chaeli Campaign and mother of ability activist, Chaeli Mycroft.
The cast consists of Andile Vellem, Christelle Dreyer, Iman Isaacs, Daniel Richards and Dave Knowles, a musician known for his strong vocal style and complex acoustic guitar work.
The work is directed by Jayne Batzofin. The Chaeli Campaign believes in the importance of diversity, inclusion and how society can benefit by opening its eyes and ears to the lessons that can be taught by the “differently-abled”.
The work is aimed at audiences aged 16 and older. Tickets are R50.
Performances are on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm.
Bookings on 021 788 1898 or firstname.lastname@example.org