Isoko: The Theatre Source - Production of "The Monument" in Rwanda
ISÔKO is a new international company founded July 4th, 2008 based in Kigali, which uses contemporary theatre to contribute to civil society, social development, and creative economy in Rwanda. ISÔKO is founded in the spirit of inter-cultural exchange, to celebrate Rwandan artists, and to further the work of global peace building while promoting equality for women and girls.
In an unnamed country, a young soldier is being convicted of war crimes committed during genocide. Just as he is to be executed, a mysterious woman who is both his saviour and tormentor offers him freedom—at a price. The Monument has been translated into several languages, Kinyarwanda being the seventh. In unflinching detail, it dissects the roles of victim and perpetrator, and takes a deep look at the price paid for crossing the boundaries of morality.
"Me or you?" writes Wagner. Can we ever change that into us? And if so, how?Related Links