2018 has gotten off to a flying start with the announcement of a dynamic set of plays coming soon which forms part of Calm Down Dear, an annual festival of feminist theatre at Camden People’s Theatre, London showing between 16th January – 3rd February. This year’s exciting programme consists of the following:
So Many Reasons – Playwright Rachel Ofori will headline the festival with So Many Reasons, an exploration of motherhood and generational divides told through the eyes of a British Ghanaian woman. Racheal’s debut show Portrait, was performed at Calm Down Dear 2015, the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World and broadcast on the BBC. She has also given a TED talk about her identity as a black south London woman.
Enticement Machine by Vanessa Macauley exposes the humour and horror of expectations placed on a racialized female body. A satirical rap video circus distorts and negotiates the vision of the black female body. Vanessa is the creator of How To Come Out As Black at the Yard Theatre.
SEXY by Vanessa Kisuule uses humour and and clever verse to explore our conflicted relationship with our bodies and sexiness, exploring our obsession with what is sexy through comedy, spoken word, dance and various states of undress.
Showing between 16th January – 3rd February, visit here for further details and bookings.