Nathaniel Maretllo-White’s first play Blackta is a biting and profound account of the highs and lows of trying to make it as a black actor – a ‘blackta’.

Welcome to the never-ending talent contest. Behind the scenes, competitors put on their own show, parading their hopes and fears in front of each other, their loves and losses. But something dodgy is going on – the Black guy never seems to win. Nor does the Brown guy, or the Dull Brown guy…

Blackta is directed by the Young Vic’s artistic director David Lan, whose credits include Joe Turner’s Come And Gone and ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore and the Young Vic.

Blackta is Nathaniel Martello-White’s first play, but he is a familliar face at the Young Vic having performed in Joe Turner’s Come And Gone and the critically acclaimed The Brothers Size.


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