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Bernardine Evaristo to host Q&A for In Search of a White Identity on Thursday | The Actors Centre

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Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo will host a Q&A on the  making of In Search of a White Identity. The new digital show interrogates race, class and  masculinity as part of the new season of on demand theatre from The Actors Centre. The Q&A  will take a deep dive into some of the production’s most pressing themes as well as explore the  challenges in bringing this piece of digital theatre to life.

Patrick and Mickey grew up together, but now find themselves on opposing sides. Detained in  the same police cell having been arrested at the same protest, two men are forced to face the  complexity of their upbringing. This powerful new production addresses urgent and timely  issues as Patrick and Mickey try to learn to understand each other.

In Search of a White Identity introduces writer-performer Cliffordkuju Henry (Top Boy) as  Patrick and Drew Edwards (The Trial of Christine Keeler) as Mickey. It is directed by Victoria  Evaristo (WMV, WOW Festival Southbank) and presented by Toad in the Hole Theatre Company  in association with The Actors Centre.

Writer and performer, Cliffordkuju Henry comments, I am really excited that Bernardine Evaristo  will be hosting the Q&A. This is a great opportunity to have a dialogue around the themes within  the play, and also to talk about the hybrid form of theatre and film used to illuminate the issues  involved. 

The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council  England.