Report by Sarah Knight, Nontobeko Gumede & Kellan Botha
A CueTube crew were invited to participate in an immersive experience unlike any other. “bRENT: A Mobile Thriller” an audeince of three in a world of pain, fear and anger. On a ride through the streets of Grahamstown, the small audience becomes part of this super-scary mini-drama. Through introducing participants to the eponymous “bRent”, this production provokes dialogue about homophobia, bigotry and humanity in South African society. When Cue Media continues to report on homophobic hate-crimes occurring throughout the National Arts Festival, the piece hammers home the importance of the issue in an eye-opening and thrilling ride.
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