First Look At…In Search of a White Identity, The Actors Centre

Images have today been released for the upcoming digital production, being made available from the 27th November.

(c)Joe Twigg.

Directed by Victoria Evaristo, In Search of a White Identity interrogates race, class and masculinity and forms part of the new season of on demand theatre from The Actors Centre.

Patrick and Mickey grew up together, so when they are both arrested during a march, why are they on opposing sides? Detained in the same police cell overnight, they are forced to face the complexity of their upbringing.

(c)Joe Twigg

The play was written by Cliffordkuju Henry (Top Boy; Dizzee Rascal’s Money Right) who stars alongside Drew Edwards (The Trial of
Christine Keeler; Suffragette).

In Search of a White Identity was originally part of The Actors Centre’s Working Class Season curated by Actor Awareness in 2019, and has been re-envisioned in the light of 2020.

(c) Joe Twigg

Writer and performer, Cliffordkuju Henry comments,” I’m truly looking forward to presenting this piece. The play explores working-class identity, as well as race and masculinity. I’ve tried to go beyond the political dynamics that have fuelled division, and to find the humanity within these
characters – a vocabulary for what they have experienced.”

The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

(c)Joe Twigg

In Search of a White Identity will be available to watch from the 27th November until the 6th December.

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