The results explore and debate the arguments and questions about our society that have long been felt but have been given new urgency by the death of George Floyd and the protests that have swept the world.
The six responses have been released on the Bush Theatre’s social media channels and have already had an overwhelming response, being watched by thousands of people and actress Lily James sharing Anoushka Lucas’ ‘Your Work’ with her 2.4 million followers. A Q&A with some of the participants, led by Bush Theatre Associate Director Daniel Bailey is also available on the Bush Theatre’s Instagram channel.
Bush Theatre Associate Director Daniel Bailey, who curated The Protest series said, ‘The Bush kneels with the black community at home and aboard as we fight the ongoing pandemic - racism and the oppression of Black People. We asked some of our Bush family to lift their voices in a myriad of ways that mirrors the diversity within the Black community... And this is the result: ‘The Protest’. Black Lives Matter.’
Pain, anger and everyday racism are examined in this powerful series of short films from the Bush theatre