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Call and Response: The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke

A work in progress by Clint Dyer and Simon McBurney / Complicité

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

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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
Complicité


More information about some of the artists:

Clint Dyer
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Simon McBurney
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Complicité
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15-17 August 2019

Under 18s
50% off
Young Scot Card holder
50% off
Under 26
25% off
People with access needs
Free essential companion

* A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5, will be added to all bookings. If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged £1 for postage.

Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices. Discounts are subject to availability.

People with access needs can buy a seat in the area of the venue most appropriate for their needs for the lowest (unrestricted view) ticket price for that performance. Your essential companion's ticket will be free. Access discounts are only available by phone, in person or by using SignLive to allow us to provide you with the best possible service for your needs.

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Funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Edinburgh Festivals and

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