Nwoko Arts presents Sweet Mother, a play that shares stories about a white woman who fell in love and married black men, especially in Liverpool’s L8.
Developed following interviews with women from the L8 area, the play considers how some woman gave up their white privilege, after facing abuse and discrimination from their own communities. It centres on shared experiences, lived across 1960-80s; featuring friendship, hunger for change and hope. Including a capella singing, film and music, the show sold out its premier (March 2020) at the Liverpool Royal Court Studio.
Nwoko‘s aim is to convey the intimacy and truth of people’s thoughts and experiences of their personal feelings towards issues that affect them. Nwoko Arts is a not-for-profit community interest company, engaging diverse communities in the arts. ‘Nwoko’ was the name of Nwoko Arts’s founder’s late father. Having migrated to the UK from Nigeria, he was renamed ‘Paul’ by authorities who could not pronounce his name. In a reclamation of both terms, the founder of the CIC now goes by the name ‘Maria Paul’.
This event contirbutes ot the Festival’s In:Visible Women, Family, Nook and Cranny Spaces and Heritage work strands.
This event is copromoted with Black History Month.
Does this play resonate with you? Are you interested in contributing to the creative process and future renditions of Sweet Mother? Nwoko Arts are setting up meetings to further develop this work and they need you. Click here for more details.
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