THE SHIPMENT

ORIGINALLY PRESENTED AT THE VANCITY CULTURE LAB
NOV 22 - DEC 1, 2017

ABOUT

Original Production at The Cultch Vancity Culture Lab Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2017
Directed by:
Kayvon Khoshkam and Omari Newton  
Featuring: Chris Francisque, Kiomi Pyke, Adrian Neblett, Andrew Creightney and Omari Newton 
Lighting: Itai Erdel
Production Design: Markian Tarasiuk

ABOUT THE SHOW:
The New York Times says “Cultural images of black America are tweaked, pulled and twisted like Silly Putty in “The Shipment,” a subversive, seriously funny new theater piece”. Theatre Mania calls The Shipment “An insightful piece about black identity politics that is daring, provocative, and very, very funny.” Biting satire at its very best, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few. The brazen mash-up of these stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias. Lighting by: Itai Erdal Set Design by: Markian Tarasiuk

press

http://vancouversun.com/entertainment/theatre/the-shipment-is-full-of-subversive-skewering-of-black- stereotypes
https://www.vancouverpresents.com/theatre/shipment-modern-day-minstrel-show/ http://outtv.ca/blogs/shipment-coming-soon-vancouver/
https://www.darpanmagazine.com/events/lifestyle/speakeasy-theatre-presents-the-shipment/

reviews

"We should all thank Speakeasy Theatre for bringing this cutting-edge script to Vancouver and for giving The Shipment such a solid production."
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"The Shipment's fine cast of actors succeeds in shaking the "woke""
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"Theatre review: The Shipment is bold, honest, and hilarious"
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"The Shipment has its Black actors call us motherfuckas and white racists and tries to make us think about why they’re doing that and why we’re laughing."
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"Judging by the riotous laughter at last night's ON show, the script and the performances deserved the stand-up wild-clapping 100% Huzzah! the crowd gave it."
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