A project exploring mental illness through a theater performance in a global context.
The project investigates the term “Mapenzi” which is used to describe vagabonds and mentally ill persons in Zimbabwe. The project is an innovative performance investigation that will borrow from two cultures, the Zimbabwean healing ritual and the traditional theatrical performance aesthetic of Denmark.
The global collaboration focuses on discrimination and stigmas towards mental illness as a global phenomenon, that can create severe consequences such as social exclusion and inequitable treatment towards people with experience of mental health conditions.
Total budget: 61 000 DKK
Grant: 50 000 DKK
The project involves artists from Zimbabwe, Denmark and Morocco.