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)
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