Venus Nefanda & In Between
Run Time: 2 hrs., including intermission.
Age Recommendation: Ages 13+.
Exposed Brick Theatre presents
Written by Suzy Messerole
Performed by Suzy Messerole & Aamera Siddiqui
Directed by Anton Jones
In Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1810, two governesses are accused of committing of the crime of "venus nefanda" (sex with another woman) and their boarding school for girls is shut down. Their main accuser is a young half-Indian, half-Scottish girl with a powerful grandmother. When two contemporary scientists try to find definitive proof in the court records, the intersections of racism, colonialism and homophobia complicate the search for guilty or not guilty.
Written & performed by Eliza Rasheed
Directed by Leah Nelson
What does it mean to be a multiracial/multicultural/multilingual global nomad in the 21st century? Eliza Rasheed traces her life for an answer, searching through her memories from growing up in a working class neighborhood in Taipei, Taiwan, to moving to the island of Male', the Maldives. A young girl surrounded by a new language, new objects, and a father she hardly knows. With her pink suitcase as her constant companion Eliza re-defines borders that allow her to live "in-between."
Photo credit for In Between: Sarah White/fotosforbarcelona