Street Theatre for Solidarity

Possibilities and Limitations
  • Astrid Von Kotze
Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL)


In 1980, the Junction Avenue Theatre Company in South Africa made and performed a play called Security as an act of support for a trade union whose workers had gone on strike. Security was performed in outdoor places where people assembled, in churches and community halls. The play raised some money for the strike fund; more importantly, it raised widespread awareness of the workers’ dispute and struggle and the rising problem of unemployment.


Trade Union Audience Member Political Relationship Popular Education Ongoing Struggle 
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  • Astrid Von Kotze
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  1. 1.Institute for Post-School StudiesUniversity of the Western CapeSouth Africa

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