Commissioned by STARTTS (Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors), What the War Stole, is a one-man semi – autobiographical work exploring Mandela Mathia’s journey, fleeing from war torn Sudan, and finding a new home in Western Sydney, Australia.

The project was showcased as a 20-minute ‘work in progress’ production at Riverside Theatres in November 2014 and will be developed as a fully-fledged production in 2015, with touring opportunities. Watch out for this amazing show!


Director: Genevieve Clay Smith
Devised and Performed by Mandela Mathia
Producer: Jiva Parthipan
Multi Media: David Kirkpatrick