War Horse, the not-to-be-missed Tony Award winning play, gallops its way through the Ahmanson Theatre this month, led by the magnificent equine creations of Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, founders of South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company.
When I conducted my research for my latest one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy, I was concerned by images I saw of Black African people in distress in major U.S. publications. Were these photos engendering action, or merely pity or worst apathy?
"Life exists because of water," says Caron Von Zeil of Capetown, South Africa. The heart of Caron's dream; to bring the precious water that flows into the sewers under those blocky street-bounded chunks of earth back into daylight, one precinct at a time.