Radar 2015: Portrait + If I Were Me
The pulse of new writing in London
Radar is the Bush Theatre's annual festival of new writing and this night is a stonker. Have a read below to hear a little bit about the two plays on offer this time. The plays: - Portrait by Racheal Ofori A frank, fun and provocative look at the trials and tribulations of modern life seen through the eyes of a young black woman. Inspired by Racheal’s own experiences, Portrait uses music, poetry and humour to examine identity and role models and challenge cultural stereotypes. - If I Were Me presented by Antler It’s spring. The world is blossoming. Phillip’s potted daffodil is dying. A copywriter at an advertising agency, fading into the background of a pale office wall, he rearranges words until they work. But life isn’t so easily edited. Phillip doesn’t want to be Phillip. But what if he never really has been? What if Phillip is yet to become Phillip? And then there’s Person, who isn’t anybody… yet. Seating is unreserved.
"Compellingly astute…critical, fearless and ultimately uplifting."