Exploring race, sexuality and gender, More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish comes to Alphabetti Theatre
More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish is the latest production from SoreSlap Theatre and it’s being staged at Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle.
Set in the not-too-distant future, where toxic masculinity is rewarded and femininity is seen as weak, worlds collide when two people are confined to neighbouring prison cells. Only when they are given no other option, do they find that their lives are more similar than they could have ever imagined.
Providing a voice for marginalised communities, More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish combines drama, poetry, and physical theatre to showcase topics of identity and personal politics.
The production is directed by Rosie Bowden and choreographed by Marshal Siziba.
“We came up with the show from the name, More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish – a saying which, to us, says no matter how bad things may seem, we can come together to make a stronger, richer environment…” explains writer and performer Rhian Jade. “The show explores how systems of oppression can wear away at our spirits whilst alone, but when we come together we are able to overcome our differences and empower each other to self-love and change the world!”
“We decided to write this show as we knew it was needed in today’s social climate…” adds writer and performer Papi Jeovani. “This show introduces the world to a form of storytelling rarely used on the stage. It’s innovative, exciting, gets the blood pumping and makes people stop and think. We knew going in we didn’t want a passive audience and using spoken word and physical theatre, the audience will be constantly engaged.”
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