Dates and Times
Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 7.30pm
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Presented by Uproot Productions
This Is Black 2.0 is an urgent response to the injustices faced by Black people around the world. Uproot Productions are platforming seven artists to curate an online experience that takes audiences through artistic expressions of the joys and tensions of being Black today.
2020 has been a monumental year for many reasons. In some ways it has felt like the voices of Black people are finally being heard. Although society is taking crucial steps in the right direction, it is a mere dent in the structures we must dismantle.
We acknowledge that these conversations are not new and they are not over. The ongoing media and dialogue has been taxing for Black people, yet still the onus is on us to do the work and push for change.
We are tired. We know you’re tired. Now more than ever is a crucial time to uproot and uplift, putting Black voices and artists at the heart of the conversation. Bring your rage, bring your joy, and bring your hope.
Supported by Arts Council England. Seed Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
There is no recommended age restriction. The company do not believe there is any content to consider in this experience.
If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing James, our General Manager on [email protected]
About This is Black
In the summer of 2019, Steven Kavuma curated This is Black, a festival designed to support and celebrate Black artists’ work on a fringe level. The festival ran at the Bunker Theatre and featured plays by Macadie Amoroso, Chantelle Alle & Melissa Saint and Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo. The four plays offered varying perspectives of what it means to be Black in the UK. After the success of This Is Black, Abigail Sewell (who directed Alle and Saint’s play) and Steven came together to think about how they could keep alive the festival’s aims of supporting Black artists. Thus, Uproot Productions was birthed. This Is Black 2.0 is the company’s debut project and a continuation of their mission.
About the company
Uproot is a socially driven cross-arts production company founded by Abigail Sewell and Steven Kavuma. We support Black artists in developing experimental and political stories that represent the breadth of our lived experiences.