you don’t know what privilege is
you can’t step back to see it
even when we are sat at the same table
sharing the same food
we seem to speak in different tongues
even when we share the same language
REGNANT is a new durational play, a dinner party where the guests diving into how we interact with each other within the context of migration and belonging. It is composed of live with you, our guests and patrons. As your hosts, we invite you to join us at the dinner table, get merry, make friends and explore structures of power within local communities and how they influence how we shape our collective future.
In REGNANT, Xavier expands the form started in his previous show, POST, to think more broadly about collectivity, community and privilege within the performance space and in the development of the narrative itself.
This performance will include a variety of local guests and co-performers, to be announced soon. Developed and performed by Xavier de Sousa with André Neely, Yas Clarke, Jade Monserrat, Saad Said, Deborah Pearson and Lewis Church.
REGNANT is developed with METAL Culture (Peterborough, Southend, Liverpool), East Street Arts (Leeds), South House (Canterbury), Migration Matters Festival (Sheffield), Marlborough Theatre & The Spire (Brighton), Live Collision Festival, Abbey Theatre – National Theatre of Ireland & Project Arts Centre (IR), mala voadora.porto (Portugal). Additional funding by Arts Council England.