In 2015, Rachel Dolezal made headlines. For years, as a purportedly African-American herself, she was an engaged civil rights activist in African-American communities and an adjunct professor for African and African-American Studies. Then her parents provided the press with a photo from Rachel’s childhood showing her as a young, blond, blue-eyed white girl. After being exposed as a white woman who for years told everyone she was black, Rachel remarked that she was ‘trans racial’ and that she identified as black. She set off a flurry of debates about political correctness and identity. In the performance ‘#RACE’, two white women with two white bodies deal with this sensitive issue and sound out the limits of potential indignation. The performance negotiates current topics in identity politics such as: who speaks in public for whom and where can individuals express themselves in all their multi-faceted forms of being?
The Brasilian actress and performance artist ANNA JÚLIA AMARAL and the German performance artist and theatre pedagogue NINA WEBER met each other during their Scenic Research studies at the Ruhr University Bochum. Since then, they have supported each other’s diverse solo performances and will now perform together for the first time at the Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei.
From and with Anna Júlia Amaral & Nina Weber
This production is part of Theaterparcours 2