2020 April 09 | 20.00
Take a seat in the live TV show, Beige Nation! As your provocative star and host*, the post-internet icon Beige B*tch scrolls through the saturated reality of her beige world and challenges the (sur-)real fantasy construct of “mixed race” women. In anecdotes, interviews and bespoke adverts, she poses pointed questions about white accountability, Black Culture and what it means to belong. Ranging from exuberant to vulnerable her razor-sharp social commentary questions what expectations black womxn and black performers have to meet in a structurally racist, capitalist society in order to be listened to and celebrated by the audiences.
GUEST PERFORMANCE GodXXX Noirphiles
GodXXX Noirphiles (Adrian Marie Blount) - Non Binary Femme Boi Founder/Lead Organizer/ Curator/DJ - is a recent transplant to Berlin from San Diego, CA. After attending San Francisco State to obtain her BA in theatre, she performed in New York, traveled across the country with a touring theatre troupe, then moved to Rhode Island to perform with various Brown University programs including the Center for Slavery and Justice, Brown/ Trinity and Trinity Repertory theatre. Since being in Berlin, Adrian has taught anti-racist and collective healing workshops with the f_antifa Kongress, co-created a theatre collective called Blackism, worked at Volksbühne, Gorki, Sophiensaele, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse and English Theatre Berlin (and others) and is the founder and lead organizer of the drag collective House of Living Colors for exclusively queer and trans BPOC.
BY AND WITH Nima Séne FEAT. FRAN.K, GodXXX Noirphiles (Adrian Marie Blount), James Primmer, Jee Chan, Daniel Hughes FILM Daniel Hughes COSTUMES Sabrina Henry DRAMATURGICAL ASSISTANCE Laura Fisher LIGHT DESIGN Jazz Hutsby SOUNDDESIGN Alicia Matthews
A production of Nima Séne in co-production with Contact and the Diverse Actions initiative of Live Art UK. With support from Creative Scotland, Platform, The Work Room, Engine Room at National Theatre of Scotland, Tramway, Buzzcut and Take Me Somewhere. The poem "blackouts" by Nima Séne is inspired by the writings of Ama Josephine. Media partner: Siegessäule.