This ground-breaking monodrama is in turns laugh-out-loud funny and quietly devastating. The performance in Goldsmiths University felt like a real moment, and it’s incredible to think that this piece will be studied by thousands of school children over the next decade – it sure beats Romeo and Juliet!
It was a privilege to be involved in ‘Aspiration and Representation’, a day-long event at Goldsmiths, University London (19th January 2017), curated by Deirdre Osborne and focused on issues of identity, past, present and future. And it was an absolute privilege to have another opportunity see SuAndi perform her signature show, The Story of M, the highlight of the day’s very rich and thought-provoking, identity-related events.
M, the moving story of SuAndi’s white, working-class mother, Margaret, raising her two, mixed-race children, was originally commissioned by the ICA in the nineties and anthologised in 4 For more (2002), a collection of works by artists from the Black arts community. ‘Aspiration and Representation’ saw the launch of a new, single-text edition of M published by Oberon https://www.oberonbooks.com/the-story-of-m.html. Behind this initiative lies the very welcome news that M/Margaret is about to make her way into secondary schools via the…
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