breaDth online screening of filmed performance and discussion

  • Date:
  • Time: 5.00pm BST
  • Location: Online
  • Free to view: Registration required

Online screening and discussion of Research and Development Performance of breaDth by Raminder Kaur

(This online event follows an in-person screening and live performance on Saturday 16 July  at the SOAS Brunei Gallery, London WC1H at 4.00pm.)

 

Set on a multiracial street somewhere in the UK, breaDth combines real with surreal situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. It casts a kaleidoscopic lens on survival through prejudice, violence, racial inequality and the struggle for breath among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and families, exacerbated by the pandemic.

The play explores the grip of two interconnected viruses killing in the UK; COVID-19 and racial discrimination; and the importance of oxygen for our lungs and for life. The fictionalised experiences in this play are based on comprehensive research by the Consortium on Practices of Well-being and Resilience of BAME families and communities (Co-POWeR) and was co-developed with research participants across England and Wales.

Writer: Raminder Kaur. Director: Mukul Ahmed. Dramaturg: Alda Terracciano. Graphic Artist: Edgar Lushaju. Production Designer: Constance Villemot. Composer/Sound Designer and Filmmaker: Karen Boswall. Lighting Designer: Paul Micah. Stage Manager: Colbert Newsome. Publicist: Poppy Bennett.

With Maria Austin as Edie/Abu/Various – Eleanor Fanyinka as Bibi/Aaliyah/Various and Rez Kabir as Ibn Khaldun/Tahir/Dr Panesar/Various

Produced by Sohaya Visions

In partnership with the Consortium on Practices of Well-being and Resilience of BAME families and communities (Co-POWeR) and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers

With support from the Arts Council of England.

Register for the free online screening of breaDth