There’s a swarm coming…
In their first solo theatre show, established writer (Pushcart Prize winning poet and Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winning author), Sea Sharp has made use of spoken word in ways that metamorphose their emotively confrontational and politically charged work from the page onto the stage.
Many would agree that we live in a racially diverse time with increased ethnic tolerance and cultural acceptance. There are now more mixed race families in existence than ever before. America has had a black president. And no one dares to compete with the “Queen-B” (Beyoncé). But can symbols of progressive racial equality inherently mean we have achieved real racial sensitivity?
Brother Insect explores what it means to navigate space invisibly, whilst being visibly black.
Embodying the character of an extra-terrestrial who is ‘straight up bugging’ on a planet haunted by shadowy ancestors and infested with privileged pests, Brother Insect spins a delicate web that is both stupidly playful and forebodingly dangerous, asking questions like: Is it possible to encourage liberation without poking the entire hive?
…Don’t get stung!