...cake / babirye bukilwa.

Author
bukilwa, babirye [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London : Nick Hern Books, 2021.
  • ©2021
Description
69 pages ; 20 cm

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Series
NHB modern plays [More in this series]
Summary note
"babriye bukilwa's play ...cake is a psychological drama about identity, belonging and generational trauma, exploring queerness and the experience of racial prejudice and hostility. It was first performed at Theatre Peckham, London, on 13 July 2021. The play is set in a London flat, one hot, stifling evening in April 2005. Sissy, a dark-skinned Black woman, forty-two, dances to the music of Sade and then to Lenny Kravitz; she is unrestrained, beautiful, alive. Then sixteen-year-old Eshe arrives at the flat, wearing her school uniform and saying she was 'just passing'. Over the course of the evening, powerful emotions come to the surface as the two women are locked in a dance where freedom clashes with duty. Can the cycle of generational trauma ever be broken? Can queer, Black femmes find love and belonging when the soil beneath them - and the climate around them - is hostile? The premiere production was directed by malakaï sargeant and designed by Debbie Duru. It was performed by Danielle Kassarate and Donna Banya"--About the play.
ISBN
  • 9781839040214 (paperback)
  • 1839040211 (paperback)
OCLC
1259546285
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