MAN ON THE MOON – Keisha Thompson (plus This Is Yesterday – an introduction by Manic Chord Theatre)
image (c) Benji Reid
Man on the Moon is a journey through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism.
Keisha communicates with her reclusive dad through books, letters and symbols. But when the letters stop coming she is forced to venture into his world. This truth-infused narrative sees the protagonist follow a trail of breadcrumbs that lead her a number of check-points: cultural displacement, religious confusions, political paranoia, misplaced masculinity and more.
With the use of poetry, looped sounds and story-telling, this piece explores the impact that mental health can have on the family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience. Prepare to jump from Manchester to the Moon as this story reaches for those answers that can often feel out of reach.
Suitability – 12+
Co-commissioned by STUN and Contact. Supported by Arts Council England & Apples & Snakes
Directed by Benji Reid
This event will be preceded by an introduction to This is Yesterday, the latest project from Leeds based Manic Chord Theatre, which explores what dementia might reveal about our potential to live both in the present, and outside of it. The company will present an exclusive early insight into a new digital, storytelling world looking to uncover how we experience memory both collectively and as individuals. Following the presentation there will be an open discussion about the project with the company, their collaborators and local community groups. Come and join us from 4:30pm
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