The Orange Tree Writers Collective respond to Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon

The OTWC is a group of eight exhilarating playwrights, selected by the theatre to spend a year developing their crafts. They meet throughout the season to share techniques, opinions and obsessions.

In Uprising, these playwrights examine the cultural baggage that makes them who they are:

A son confronts his estranged birth mother

Colleagues break into song

A family talk about football (so they don’t have to talk about the other thing)

…and other stories.

Directed by Ola Ince (The Dutchman, Young Vic) and Guy Jones (OT Literary Associate)

The writers:
Sonali Bhattacharyya, Chris Bush, Daniel Foxsmith, Christian Graham, Sarah Grochala, Eve Leigh, John O’Donovan, Joe White

Cast Faith Alabi, Jackie Clune, Natey Jones, Finbar Lynch, Harry McEntire, Danusia Samal

Running time approx 90 mins