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The Incident is brought to London by a group of UK based and Southern African artists.
The play premiered at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in 2017 and was part of the main stage program at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa 2018.
Note: the play will be performed at Canada Water Theatre.
'Why do I have to represent a whole race when I just want to represent me?'
The Incident is an award-winning theatrical performance by Swedish playwright Joakim Daun that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe.
According to a recent survey, Swedes consider solidarity, being open minded, equality and human rights to be Swedish values.
At the same time, in recent years there has been an increase in hate crimes against Afro-Swedes and anti-immigrant and nationalist movements are on the rise in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe.
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?
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London SE8 4AG
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Author: Joakim Daun
Production: The Incident Project and Bilimankhwe Arts