Our client Kes Gill-Martin’s theatre company, Hit The Ground, is working alongside ice&fire to produce Asylum Monologues for Black History Month.
ice&fire theatre company actively engages with human rights themes to create high-quality performance which responds to defining issues affecting us and the world beyond. Their touring script Asylum Monologues offers a platform for the sharing of testimonies of people who have been through the asylum system in the UK. It is no coincidence that most of these testimonies have come from people of colour. Presenting Asylum Monologues as part of Black History month offers the chance to engage with these issues, which are often described as ‘current affairs’, in the context of history. Enabling us to see connections between the colonial legacies and the challenges we face today.
The night will open with three actors presenting a rehearsed reading of the script, followed by creative responses from invited artists, closing with a discussion featuring representatives of charities and activist groups.
Kes has worked with ice&fire several times as a part of their Actors For Human Rights network. This is his first time collaborating with them as a producer.
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