Vault Festival 2016: Tar Baby
Games. Prizes. Singing and dancing. White liberal guilt
London’s biggest arts festival is returning: make your way underground for six weeks of creativity, innovation and chaos at Vault Festival. With more than 100 different shows spread across eight incredible venues, you're not going to find anything else like it above or below ground any time soon. Tar Baby is a solo theatrical event that tackles the story of race in America. Co-written with playwright Dan Kitrosser and performed by 2015 Funny Women Award-winner Desiree Burch, this interactive performance piece uses history, autobiography, current events and devised theatre device to speak on the growing majority of minority experiences in America and beyond. Using accounts of her encounters with racism in academia, the entertainment industry and personal relationships, Burch examines how prejudice mutilates the soul and limits personal and social evolution. The show takes place in the Brick Hall space. Running time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
"Sweetly inventive and brazenly original.”