We Shall Not Be

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Wed 20 Jan at 9pm (60 mins)

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Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.

Presented by Tanya Singh, Rachel Baker and Becky Coles, produced by Paper Tiger

Please note, this is a work-in-progress performance

A speaker.
An assembled crowd.
I’m on your side, she says.
Be yourself.
Be at ease.
We’re here.
We’re all in this together.
These are hard times, but we’ll pull through.
We all have a role to play…

Paper Tiger presents a new piece in development, an experimental collaboration between a group of theatre-makers, a sound artist and a housing campaigner.

We Shall Not Be explores the theatricality of activism and the covert politics of participatory art.

It explores collectivity and isolation, exhaustion and revolt, authenticity and abstraction.
It’s about how social spaces are often spaces of performance, about the scripts we all follow.
It’s about how social spaces become occupied, about colonialism and the cannibal city.
It involves ‘acting badly’ and a microphone with a life of its own…

Whose voice is heard? What is permitted? What is out of view?
Do we control our own language or does it control us?

Catch We Shall Not Be in a double bill with This Is Private Property (7.15pm). Two shows for just £16!

About the company

We Shall Not Be is a collaboration between Tanya Singh, Rachel Baker, Becky Coles and others. Tanya is an artist working across moving image, performance and writing, and a member of the Paper Tiger collective. Her recent work explores surveillance, affective labour and intersubjectivity. Rachel is a media artist and vocalist for music and film. Becky is an ethnographer and once played Lucky in Waiting for Godot. The others include: Afsaneh Gray, Omar El-Khairy, Sophie Carapetian.

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