702 has partnered with The Moth, an acclaimed nonprofit organization that seeks to honor the diversity and commonality of human experience through the art and craft of storytelling, to present what promises to be a unique theatre experience.
True Stories Told Live
“Beneath the Armour: A Moth Storytelling Showcase” will feature six storytellers from across the African continent exploring broad themes of personal identity, with three of the evening’s storytellers specifically sharing their personal experience with HIV/AIDS.
Grace Kamau Involved in sex work programs for the past eight years, Grace's passion has been working with sex workers on issues of HIV prevention, human rights and movement building. She currently works as a consultant and brings a wealth of experience on sex work programming and movement building.
Chilufya Kasanda This 29 year old advocate for HIV prevention has been working for the integration of pre-exposure prophylaxis among HIV prevention options for young girls, women and other key populations. She resides in Lusaka and has been working in the community since 2011 and has a great passion for creating change for young girls and women.
Gethwana Mahlase This nurse currently works for an NGO which she founded in 1995. Currently she is writing a book on stories she collected from grandmothers who lost all or almost all their children at the peak of HIV.
Chamunorwa "Chamu" Mashoko This cultural and human rights defender based in Zimbabwe believes in self-reliance and the advancement of communities regardless of geographical location.
Lepheana Mosooane This three time award winning, semi-professional filmmaker and social activist uses the power of film to address issues affecting young people, marginalized communities and marginalized individuals. He is currently based at Jhpiego in Lesotho.
Mary Kalimi Valai A Programe Assistant supporting the Research & Strategic Information department at LVCT Health. Mary grew up in Nakuru, Kenya and currently lives in Nairobi. She recently graduated from The Moth Global Community Program and is thrilled to be back in Johannesburg.