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The New Black Showcase RAW rehearsal reading

New Black Showcase Script Read Through

Posted on 14 November 2012

The cast of The New Black Showcase – RAW assembled this morning to begin practicing the rehearsed readings that will feature in the show, which opens Fri 16-17 Nov 2012.

Check out the photos from the read through in the Images & Video Gallery on the right.

Now in its third year, The New Black Showcase – RAW will include readings of work by Kemoh Tarawali, whose play focuses on the experience of a young black man ‘coming out’ to his family and Harbir Nagra who tackles the very pertinent issue of unemployment – in this instance within a South Asian community. Orla O’Connor’s story highlights the experiences of three Irish women following the death of their controlling mother and the discovery of a family secret; and Maeve Clarke has written a tale set in Jamaica and the UK about the unsettling habits of the mysterious Jackanooni.

All of the writers have recently graduated from the Critical Mass playwriting programme, a script writing course for Black and Minority Ethnic communities run by the Belgrade and based on an initiative run in previous years in association with The Drum, Birmingham, Britain’s only black arts centre, and the Royal Court Theatre in London, the country’s leading new writing venue.

Tickets for The New Black Showcase – RAW are free, however the theatre will ask for a donation at the end of the performance. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Belgrade’s ongoing work within the local community, which is carried out by the Belgrade Community & Education Company.

Although it’s free, booking is still required by calling the Belgrade’s Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or online.

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