Mona Monyane Takes Center Stage in Empowering Production Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Mona Monyane Takes Center Stage in Empowering Production Addressing Gender-Based Violence

In a compelling production at the Joburg Theatre, actor Mona Monyane assumes a pivotal role in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” a powerful play addressing the prevalent issues of gender-based violence (GBV) and the high suicide rate in South Africa. Based on the narratives of African-American writer Ntozake Shange, the production tells stories of women overcoming pain and adversity to reclaim their strength.

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Monyane sees this production as a therapeutic outlet and a source of hope for many individuals grappling with the harsh realities of GBV and suicide in South Africa. While the play has been adapted globally, the South African rendition introduces unique twists, reflecting the evolving voices of black South African women who refuse to endure suffering in silence.

Playing the role of “every woman” in the production, Monyane emphasizes that the narrative blends individual stories into a collective representation. The play aims to show that individuals are not alone in their struggles, fostering a sense of visibility and offering hope at the end of the rainbow.

Monyane, who stepped in at short notice to replace original cast member Lerato Mvelase, sees her participation as an opportunity to advocate for black women. Drawing from her personal healing journey, Monyane brings authenticity to her character, encouraging the audience to learn resilience, sensitivity, and the discovery of inner strength in overcoming adversity.

Under the direction of James Ngcobo, Monyane’s performance promises to contribute to the ongoing dialogue about GBV and resilience, providing a platform for healing and empowerment.

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