VenueVictoria and Albert Museum
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From15th October 2011
To23rd October 2011
When13:00. Oct 16,22,23 at 15:30. Oct 18,22 at 19:00
PricesFrom £9.00. To £12.00.
What is currently on at Victoria and Albert Museum (V0247389107)
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The Colored Museum

The Colored Museum has been delighting and discomforting audiences since it premiered at the Crossroads Theater in 1986, the same year Talawa Theatre Company was founded. Set in an imagined cultural museum, the 11 living exhibits explore African-American identity in an exhibition of larger than life stereotypes. Clearly of its era, its principal themes are specific and universal as it casts an unflinching eye on questions of identity and legacy.
Author George C. Wolfe

Archive :: production:T214573704, play:S0507826173, venue:V0247389107

Production details

A one off talk will accompany performances of The Colored Museum to engage museum-goers and audiences in a wider conversation about two and a half decades of Black British identity; how do you decide which aspect of your experience and identity to preserve? Entitled Black Myth Versus History, speakers include documentary filmmaker and educator Doctor Robert Beckford and Playwright/author Bonnie Greer.


Company Talawa
Director Don Warrington
Design Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Jason Taylor
Musical Director Dominique Le Gendre
Sound Joseph Young

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