Bush Theatre today released six new pieces of work which are a direct response to the killing of George Floyd and its impact on black Britons.
Released on the Bush Theatre’s social media channels, each piece of work has been created by a member of the theatre’s wide-ranging community of black artists. Each creation was produced after being asked to respond in the moment, however they saw fit.
The results explore and debate the arguments and questions about our society that have long been felt but have been given new urgency by the death of George Floyd and the protests that have swept the world.
The six responses have already had an overwhelming response, being watched by thousands of people and actress Lily James sharing Anoushka Lucas’ Your Work with her 2.4 million followers. A Q&A with some of the participants, led by Bush Theatre Associate Director Daniel Bailey is also available on the Bush Theatre’s Instagram channel.
Bush Theatre Associate Director Daniel Bailey, who curated The Protest series said: “The Bush kneels with the black community at home and aboard as we fight the ongoing pandemic – racism and the oppression of Black People. We asked some of our Bush family to lift their voices in a myriad of ways that mirrors the diversity within the Black community… And this is the result: ‘The Protest’. Black Lives Matter.”