The Incident at Canada Water Theatre


Friday 14 September 2018


Drama - London Fringe - Shows

Joakim Daun's new play, coming to Canada Water Theatre this October, tackles belonging, migration, racism and power.
The Incident at Canada Water Theatre

Image: Tosin Sanni & Tyme Design


The Incident is an award-winning play by Swedish Playwright Joakim Daun that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe.


The play will be at Canada Water Theatre from 16 to 19 October 2018 and will also be at Poplar Union (2 Cotall St, Poplar, London E14 6TL) on 21 October at 3pm.


Details for the Canada Water performances are given below - details and box office for Poplar Union performance can be found here.


The Incident explores the realities of living in a different culture, far from family, support, and tradition.


It takes a closer at who we allow to belong in our societies and what it means to be an ambitious, non-white woman in a mostly white, male dominated society.


Here's the trailer ...



The Incident was created collaboratively between Swedish writer Joakim Daun and American dramaturge Zoë Guzy-Sprague.


The play premiered at the Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe in 2017 and was part of the main stage program at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa 2018 where it was directed by Elizabeth Zaza Muchemwa.


The London run is directed by acclaimed Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier at Two Gents Productions and stars Swedish Actor David Weiss and British actress Cassandra Hercules.


Awarded Outstanding Theatrical Production at 2018 Zimbabwean NAMA awards,

writer Joakim Daun is a Swedish theatre maker with a background in human rights.


He holds an MA in writing for performance from Goldsmiths, University of London.


Dramaturg Zoë-Guzy Sprague is an American dramaturge based in London.


She works as a freelance dramaturge, writer and creative writing facilitator and is currently a member of Orange Tree's Writer's Collective in London.


Tonderai Munyevu is the co-artistic director of Two Gents Productions for whom he has appeared in Kupenga KwaHamlet (Oval House/Watermill), Magesti (Harare Rep/Rich Mix) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare's Globe and international tour).


Arne Pohlmeier is a director and theatre maker and mainly directs and produces work for Two Gents Productions.


Synopsis


The Incident is an award-winning play by Swedish Playwright Joakim Daun that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe.


The Incident explores the realities of living in a different culture, far from family, support, and tradition.


It takes a closer at who we allow to belong in our societies and what it means to be an ambitious, non-white woman in a mostly white, male dominated society.


The play takes a critical look at when belonging is conditional upon confronting an oppressive homogeneous environment.


It asks how 'progressive' people really are when they're confronted with difficult choices.


How do peoples' own history, culture and language influence their perceptions and treatment of people that are different from them?


Cast


Cassandra Hercules

David Weiss


Creatives


Author: Joakim Daun
Composer: Lovedale Makalanga & Brezhnev Guveya
Director: Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier
Set designer: Cecilia Trono
Costume designer: Simon Kenny
Lighting: Nic Farman
Visual effects: James Ball
Dramaturg: ZoĆ«-Guzy Sprague
Production: Joakim Daun, Zoë-Guzy Sprague

Venue


Canada Water Theatre
21 Surrey Quays Road
London
SE16 7AR

Dates


From: Tuesday 16 October 2018

Closes: Friday 19 October 2018

Tickets


Standard: £14


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Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for The Incident

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