ARTISTIC ENGAGEMENT, Johannesburg (Dec 9)
With his Truth in Translation, the writer and director Michael Lessac began a new chapter in his career concurrent with the opening of Le Laboratoire, the Science Gallery, and the Wellcome Collection. After his successes in New York theater and Hollywood cinema, Lessac took on the human subject of reconciliation, exploring through musical theater the post- Apartheid Truth Commission from the point of view of the Commission’s translators. Lessac’s celebrated production of Truth in Translation has since traveled to many war-torn parts of the world. Michael Lessac will present his film “Truth in Translation” and discuss his experiences in the context of in the light of the reconciliation of art and science in a cultural lab.