Selina Thompson Ltd
Presented by Arts House for Next Wave Festival 2018
8pm, Wed 9 May
8pm, Thu 10 May with a Post-Show Q&A
8pm, Fri 11 May
8pm, Sat 12 May
$35 / $20 / $15
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Two artists got on a cargo ship and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the realm of an imaginary past. It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards.
This show is what they brought back.
salt. is about grief, ancestry, home, forgetting and colonialism. It’s about where colonial history exists in the everyday, the politics of grief, and what happens inside Selina’s head whenever someone asks ‘Where are you from?’ and won’t take Birmingham or her mum’s uterus for an answer. It’s about being part of a diaspora.
salt. creates a space for us to talk about all of these things, to see where we fit and to think about the changing and healing that is still to come.
Writer & Performer:
Supported by – the British Council
Acknowledgements – salt. is funded by Arts Council England. Commissioned by MAYK, Theatre Bristol and Yorkshire Festival.
Image by – Richard Davenport