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Sea Sharp: Brother Insect at Camden People's Theatre

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Time 21:00
Date 13/11/19
Price £12

In their first solo theatre show, established writer Sea Sharp presents Brother Insect, a show that explores what it means to navigate space invisibly, whilst being visibly black.

Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 November, 21:00.

There’s a swarm coming…

In their first solo theatre show, established writer (Pushcart Prize winning poet and Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winning author), Sea Sharp has made use of spoken word in ways that metamorphose their emotively confrontational and politically charged work from the page onto the stage. 

Many would agree that we live in a racially diverse time with increased ethnic tolerance and cultural acceptance. There are now more mixed race families in existence than ever before. America has had a black president. And no one dares to compete with the “Queen-B” (Beyoncé). But can symbols of progressive racial equality inherently mean we have achieved real racial sensitivity? 

Embodying the character of an extra-terrestrial who is ‘straight up bugging’ on a planet haunted by shadowy ancestors and infested with privileged pests, Brother Insect spins a delicate web that is both stupidly playful and forebodingly dangerous, asking questions like: Is it possible to encourage liberation without poking the entire hive? 

…Don’t get stung!

Brother Insect will be performed by Michelle Tiwo and is written and directed by Sea Sharp.

Part of the Marlborough’s New Queers On The Block tour.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Sea Sharp: Brother Insect at Camden People's Theatre at 21:00 on Wednesday 13 November. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

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