News: First look at In Search of a White Identity

Behind the scenes images have been released for new digital show In Search of a White Identity, which interrogates race, class and masculinity as part of the new season of on demand theatre from The Actors Centre.

Patrick and Mickey grew up together, but now find themselves on opposing sides. Detained in the same police cell having been arrested at the same protest, two men are forced to face the complexity of their upbringing.

This powerful new production addresses urgent and timely issues as Patrick and Mickey try to learn to understand each other. Directed by Victoria Evaristo (WMV, WOW Festival Southbank; Extract, Soho Theatre), In Search of a White Identity introduces writer-performer Cliffordkuju Henry (Top Boy; Dizzee Rascal’s Money Right) as Patrick and Drew Edwards (The Trial of Christine Keeler; Suffragette) as Mickey.

Originally part of The Actors Centre’s Working Class Season curated by Actor Awareness in 2019, the piece has been re-envisioned in the light of 2020, and casts a prophetic eye over the urgent matters of today.

In Search of a White Identity is streaming from Friday 27 November – Sunday 6 December 2020.

Photo credit: courtesy of Joe Twigg

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