Nessah Muthy’s new work is a co-commission between ATC and Theatre Royal Plymouth, examining right wing grooming and radicalisation in the online gaming community.
Yasmin Joseph’s work is a co-commission with Soho Theatre as part of the Soho Six. Inspired by Joseph’s 2019 tweet about travelling alone “whilst Black / whilst woman” that went viral, with thousands of Black women from across the world responding with their own stories of being hounded whilst travelling. The play will explore the “minefield of having to navigate other people’s “voyeurism and ignorance at a time when we’re supposed to be solely focused on finding the nearest museum”.
“The world seems to have stopped spinning momentarily, magnifying the racial disparity and social inequality that has always been present. As ever, in crisis, the marginalised become more so, the vulnerable become the acutely vulnerable.”
“Our #continuecreativity appeal is the way to enable people to help us commission and amplify the marginalised voices who are at the centre of this very moment.”
Artistic Director Matthew Xia on why ATC has commissioned playwrights Yasmin Joseph and Nessah Muthy - and why we’re appealing for support to enable us to commission more women of colour over the next 3 years.
You can read the full media release HERE
with further reading below:
Read more about Matthew Xia’s commissioning policy
Read more about Yasmin Joseph
Read more about Nessah Muthy
Read more about the Open Letter about the importance of protecting representation in British theatre and the arts