Breasts - A Play About Men
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
Written by Greig Coetzee, featuring Tim Redpath, directed by Lynn Chemaly
First presented at The National Arts Festival in July 2000, Breasts – A Play about Men was performed by award winning writer, Greig Coetzee. Twenty years later, the content remains relevant, not only in terms of its insight into gender relationships and masculinity, but also in highlighting attitudes to race, class and culture that continue to permeate our society. Redpath takes on the challenge of presenting nine white male characters who talk about the women in their lives. Under a magnifying glass, exposed and in the spotlight, these characters give us tremendous insight into the attitudes of white, patriarchal SA. In the face of the #MeToo movement, and the startling statistics around gender based violence, our ultimate goal in presenting this piece is to open a discourse about sexism, toxic masculinity, and the gender divide.