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Mhando, M., Moody, D. and Tampalini, S. (2010) Witness. [Play] [Creative Output]

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Witness, co-written by award-winning Tanzanian-Australian filmmaker Martin Mhando and WA actor and writer David Moody, explores the law of probability as it plays out in bitter human conflicts, retelling stories of torture and atrocities from Chile to Cambodia in a constantly morphing, fractured form. As the play progresses, the men perform a collage of vignettes in which the roles of white, black, male, female, jailer, prisoner, aggressor and victim are endlessly exchanged. At one point Moody dons a curly black wig to play a comical Colonel Gaddafi; elsewhere both men perform a disturbing Auschwitz cabaret scene as “Hymie and Abe,” complete with Marx Brothers nose-and-glasses

Item Type: Creative Output
Written byMhando, Martin
Written byMoody, David
ActorMhando, Martin
ActorMoody, David
ActorPhilips, Lesley-Anne
DirectorTampalini, Serge
Company Credits: Ujamaa Production, Blue Room Theatre
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Media, Communication and Culture
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Journal or Publication Title: Ujamaa Productions
Other Information: Witness, first performed at The Blue Room Theatre, Perth 4-22 May 2010.
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