A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation.
The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke is a ride through the troubled mind of 'Frantz', a black man trying for a baby with his white girlfriend. When they start having to think about adoption, the process triggers a series of questions fundamental to Frantz’s sense of identity; questions that have a profound impact upon his relationship with his partner and, ultimately, upon his mental health.
In an age of individualism, Frantz struggles to reconcile his British identity with his belief in a collective black identity; challenged to define himself as a Black British man, he finds himself falling short. Through the lens of cross-cultural adoption, including verbatim transcripts from adoptees, we are invited to share the unfiltered experience of individuals torn between two different cultures.
Complicité presents an abridged, work-in-progress version of Clint Dyer’s passionate and considered play.
Come along to an intimate performance in an informal setting offering a chance to delve deeper and join in a conversation about the ideas explored in the You Are Here programme.
Clint Dyer Writer and co-director
Simon McBurney Co-director
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