Tania Camara’s Oreo draws on different experiences of successfully educated black women in European politics and challenges the idea of whitening the self to achieve success; while asking what it means to be authentic to oneself.
Named after the racial term, this open and interactive show looks at micro-aggressions in higher education and employment, as well as its effects on high profile public figures such as British MP Diane Abbott and Portuguese politician Joacine Katar Moreira.
Part of Emergency 2019 presented by Word of Warning. A Divergency micro-commission. A STUN commission. Developed with the support of HOME. Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
★★★★ “A tour de force of a performance… Utterly compelling… At times the tension is excruciatingly dramatic… [Tania Camara] is a future star in the making.” – The Grouchy Critic
“Tere is no denying the emotional impact of the powerful message conveyed when Camara washes away the paint and dresses herself in a bright, flowing skirt and blouse… Tania Camara’s performance is mesmeric and captivating… A profound, thought-provoking piece of physical theatre – The Play’s The Thing
“Food for thought.” – Reviewer Number 9
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