Tania Camara



 Oreo

Presented by STUN + Word of Warning

In Brief

Oreo, coconut, Bounty Bar — micro-aggressions used to disempower a black person deemed to be ‘acting white’. Donning a camouflage of Oreo-filling, Tania explores the masks we wear to put our heads above the parapet in a climate of systemic racism.

Venue + Booking Details

Dates: Thursday 23 + Friday 24 April 2020, 7.30pm
Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Rd, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: £7/4 (on sale in early March)
Enquiries: 0161 232 6086 (during weekday office hours)

Access Information

Age Advisory: 16+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Warnings: specific content warnings will be available here in early March.
Duration: approximately 1 hour (no interval).
Features: live spoken English + Portuguese, with more content to be confirmed in early March.
Specific age + access info: please get in touch with us by emailing info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086 during weekday office hours.

More

A semi-autobiographical solo about being a successfully educated black woman within western society, Oreo interrogates racial micro-aggressions and their effect on mental health within private and public personas — focusing on public figures such as British MP Diane Abbott + Portuguese politician Joacine Katar Moreira.

Exploring the racial term ‘Oreo’ in relation to experiences of episodic racism within higher education and employment, Tania challenges the notion of whitening her physical and phenomenal self to achieve success in society, asking you to open-up and join-in to celebrate a moment of freedom, a moment of clarity.

Who is she?

A Manchester-based solo performance artist, Tania Camara works across devised theatre, dance, site-specific, live art, installation, video + photography. A graduate of the University of Amsterdam with an MA, she uses her cultural heritage, past experiences, research + the interdisciplinary structure of Batuku (incl. singing, dancing, drums + spoken word). Tania’s current practice focuses on personal accounts of memory, collective and ancestral, to uncover her racial and cultural identity; the concept of self and other; belonging and the black performing body.

Tania is a member of The Lowry’s Class of 2020.

Credits

Creator + Performer: Tania Camara | Creative Producer: Molly Scarborough | Mentor/Dramaturg: D’bi Young Anitafrika | Dance Mentor: Pape Ibrahima N’diaye (aka Kaolack) | Image of Me, myself and my Oreos from SPILL Festival of Performance 2016 by Guido Mencari.

Commissioned by STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North), developed with the support of HOME + Divergency. Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Website + Social Media

taniacamara.com | @TaniaCamara2 | Tania Camara on facebook

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Sex Education
Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
Emergency StopGap
Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | Royal Exchange Theatre
Idol
Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
We Are Fucked
Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN at Z-arts
Oreo
Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
Works Ahead 2020
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)