Voices from the Black That I Am is a theatrical meditation of questions on issues of blackness, gender, sexuality, and nationalism. It is the personal journey of a black Caribbean immigrant navigating various foreign territory and feeling attached and non-attached throughout. Each monologue is intended to underscore and steer the audience off course from the main poetic narrative... a narrative constantly embodying Sankofa: looking back to go forward.
Directed By Gareth Nicholls
Written By Karl O'Brian Williams
Presented by A Play, A Pie and A Pint and the National Theatre of Scotland
“Director Gareth Nicholls and a compelling cast totally shun histrionics as the Voices - and what you hear is illuminating, challenging and profound”
- The Herald
“Gareth Nicholls's production draws four wonderful performances…evoking the inner lives of four people whose lives glow with an individual complexity that defies the easy shorthand of racial identity”
- The Scotsman