Progress: salt. Thursday January 31 2019 at 7:30 PM
Thursday January 31 2019
In February, 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 figurative 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 every time 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.
It’s a show that 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.
4/5 stars “offers the gift of seeing the world through different eyes” - The Guardian
Curated and Presented by The Theatre Centre and Why Not Theatre
Presenting Partners: British Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, TD Ready Commitment Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund
Written and Performed by Selina Thompson
Director: Dawn Walton
Designer: Katherina Radeva
Lighting Design: Cassie Mitchell
Production Manager and Relights: Louise Gregory
Selina Thompson Ltd. would like to acknowledge that salt. was commissioned by Yorkshire Festival, Theatre Bristol and MAYK. Supported by Arts Council England, and 200 kind and generous supporters who donated towards our voyage across the Atlantic.
Photo: Richard Davenport
The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.