Dates and Times
Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 December at 7.30pm
Featured in CPT Digital, our curated programme of the best new digital work by CPT’s favourite artists. Click here to view the full line-up
Written by Kamal Kaan and presented by Knaïve Theatre
Based on true events. Us, (Post 23/3) tells the story of a family who is caught in a dilemma between working on the frontline and putting their loved ones at risk. The pandemic, an acute infection, and a medically induced coma forces them to re-evaluate the motivations of serving a country who views them as outsiders.
A short play-come-experiment, written by Kamal Kaan and presented on Zoom, exploring the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the British Asian community, to be rehearsed, performed and watched on the communications platform (live-streamed).
Following the performance on 12th December, Knaive Theatre will host a post-show discussion over Zoom with the artists. Audiences who have seen any of the performances are welcome to join in. To secure a place at the discussion please book a ticket for the performance on 12th December. This will ensure you receive the Zoom meeting link via email in advance of the discussion.
Supported by Arts Council England and Camden People’s Theatre.
Presented as part of the inaugural season of Knaïve Theatre presents: A Digital Lyceum.
The cast and creatives
Shakara Rose Carter
Writer: Kamal Kaan
Director: Tyrrell Jones
Dramaturg: Sam Redway
Filmmaker: Luca Rudlin of People Staring
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
The recommended viewing age is 12+. The running time is 45-60 minutes.
This event contains racist language as well as graphic and gory descriptions.
For more detailed examples of the racist language used and violent descriptions, please click here.
The company do not feel the performance contains any health warnings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the company
Knaïve Theatre are a provocative and experimental award-winning theatre company founded on a desire to connect, challenge and empower audiences. We believe that live theatre and the discussion it provokes is an essential component of a democratic society. Currently producing a season of innovative works for a new online venue, Knaïve Theatre presents: A Digital Lyceum.
Kamal Kaan is an actor and writer for screen, radio and theatre. He was a story consultant for Clio Barnard’s forthcoming film, Ali & Ava, and storyliner working with BBC Writersroom and Bandit Television. His radio plays include, Father’s Land in Mother Tongue and Breaking Up with Bradford, both broadcast in BBC Radio 4’s Afternoon Drama slot. Theatre work includes, Ayeesha: After Antigone, a contemporary retelling of Sophocles’ play, to be staged next year by Bradford-based theatre company, Freedom Studios, for whom he is an Associate Artist. In 2017 he was listed by Prolific North in the top scriptwriter’s category.