Black Theatre Live reveals that their second touring show will be Michelle Inniss’s play ‘She Called Me Mother’ starring Cathy Tyson which is about an elderly, Afro-Caribbean homeless woman.
Following a tour of Tara Arts’ Macbeth which begins in February, a new work by Pitch Lake Productions founded by actress Cathy Tyson, writer Michelle Inniss and director Cara Nolan will tour during Autumn 2015. She Called me Mother will be the second production from the national consortium dedicated to touring inventive BAME theatre to venues across the country.
Starring respected actor and Pitch Lake Productions co-founder Cathy Tyson, She Called Me Mother invites the audience into the life of Evangeline Gardner – a homeless, 70 year old Afri-Caribbean woman, who finds herself living on the streets. The play brings together Evangeline and her estranged daughter Shirley and is written in poetic Trinidadian vernacular rarely heard on our stages.
Michelle Inniss is a writer and Spanish teacher. She will be published this Spring in ‘Closure: an anthology of short stories’, Peepal Tree. She has been longlisted for Angle at The Bush Theatre 2011, shortlisted for The Fish Short Story Prize 2010, and in 2006 was awarded a runner up for the Penguin Decibel Prize.Cara Nolan is a director and writer, who has worked across the UK and Europe and has recently completed an MA in Theatre Directing at RADA.
She Called Me Mother is announced as the second production from Black Theatre Live, a pioneering consortium of 8 regional theatres committed to increasing the amount of Black and Ethnic Minority theatre on the touring circuit.
Cast Includes Cathy Tyson, written by Michelle Inniss, directed by Cara Nolan, dramaturg Trish Cooke.
Through a 3-year programme, Black Theatre Live will bring high quality performances from culturally diverse perspectives to venues across the country. The initiative is a partnership of Tara Arts, Derby Theatre, Queens Hall (Hexham), the Lighthouse (Poole), Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds, Theatre Royal Margate, Stratford Circus (London) & Key Theatre (Peterborough).
To find out more go to: http://blacktheatrelive.co.uk
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