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Race Cards

Race Cards

Race Cards

Race Cards
February 7–11, 2018

Tickets: Free Admission
Advance registration available here
Box Office: 416-538-0988

In three sittings across 24 hours over one weekend in Edinburgh, Selina Thompson wrote 1000 questions about race. You’re invited to answer one of them.

65. Are you black, or are you ‘new black’?
170. What is the long-term psychological impact of white supremacy on people of colour?
220. My mum does not talk about race anymore. It makes her uncomfortable, tired. Will this happen to me?
307. Why do people assume that racism will just passively die out if we wait long enough?
440. Are you angry?
541. What ever happened to Kony 2012?
660. Who is more problematic—famous racist Nigel Farage, or the liberal journalist politely asking him questions?
720. When does it all end?

Race Cards is a constantly growing installation and archive. Each version never takes the same form twice. It’s been a card game, a durational performance, and an 18 hour one-to-one. It has been supported by BUZZCUT, Camden People’s Theatre, Forest Fringe, and FIERCE Festival.

“thoughtful, generous, brave & unspeakably brilliant”
– Maddy Costa

With support from:

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COUNTRY
England

CREATED BY
Selina Thompson

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
The Theatre Centre in Association with Little Black Afro Theatre Company

SCHEDULE
Wed / Feb. 7 / 2:00pm–9:00pm
Thur / Feb. 8 / 2:00pm–9:00pm
Fri / Feb. 9 / 2:00pm–9:00pm
Sat / Feb. 10 / 2:00pm–9:00pm
Sun / Feb. 11 / 2:00pm–5:00pm

DURATION
Timed entries throughout open hours

CREDITS
Created by Selina Thompson
Producer: Emma Beverley
Designer: Bethany Wells
Production Manager: Louise Gregory 

Race Cards was commissioned and supported by Camden People’s Theatre, Buzzcut, Fierce Festival, A Nation’s Theatre and Leeds Library through Room 700.

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
BMO Incubator for Live Arts

TICKETS
Free admission, advance registration required

Photo: Manuel Vason at DARC Media

REGISTER ONLINE

Race Cards
February 7–11, 2018

Tickets: Free Admission
Advance registration available here
Box-office: 416-538-0988

In three sittings across 24 hours over one weekend in Edinburgh, Selina Thompson wrote 1000 questions about race. You’re invited to answer one of them.

65. Are you black, or are you ‘new black’?
170. What is the long-term psychological impact of white supremacy on people of colour?
220. My mum does not talk about race anymore. It makes her uncomfortable, tired. Will this happen to me?
307. Why do people assume that racism will just passively die out if we wait long enough?
440. Are you angry?
541. What ever happened to Kony 2012?
660. Who is more problematic—famous racist Nigel Farage, or the liberal journalist politely asking him questions?
720. When does it all end?

Race Cards is a constantly growing installation and archive. Each version never takes the same form twice. It’s been a card game, a durational performance, and an 18 hour one-to-one. It has been supported by BUZZCUT, Camden People’s Theatre, Forest Fringe, and FIERCE Festival.

“thoughtful, generous, brave & unspeakably brilliant”
– Maddy Costa

COUNTRY
England

CREATED BY
Selina Thompson

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
The Theatre Centre

SCHEDULE
Wednesday February 7, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday February 8, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday February 9, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday February 10, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday February 11, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

DURATION
Timed entries throughout open hours

VENUE
BMO Incubator

TICKETS
Free admission, advance registration required

Photo: Manuel Vason at DARC Media

PURCHASE ONLINE