Could you put your white best friend on stage and remind them that they’re part of the problem? Writer Rachel De-Lahay and director Milli Bhatia have commissioned eleven writers to pen letters that say the unsaid to the people that matter most. This March the week-long festival of letters, My White Best Friend and Other Letters Left Unsaid comes to The Bunker.
De-Lahay’s provocative act of letter writing engages with racial tensions, microaggressions and emotional labour, asking the privileged to step back to allow rest of the room to take up space. Inspired by the original piece, every night new letters will be given to performers to read for the first time onstage. Reflecting on intersections of identity, the letters explore lived experiences - of people of colour, people who identify as non-binary or LGBTQIA+, of people’s whose voices have been side-lined.
Official Link: https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/my-white-best-friend/about