This New West theatre production explores internalized racism

A comedy exploring internalized racism is coming to the stage at the Anvil Centre.

Audiences are invited to free public performance of White Noise, a new work by Taran Kootenhayoo. It’s being presented by the Savage Society on Friday, March 1 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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The performance comes at the end of a two-week workshop process for the new comedy, which explores the relationship between a Point Grey family, the Mannings, and the new neighbours they invite over for dinner.

“Drama and comedy ensue as a Denesuline and Nakoda Sioux family try to find common ground with the yoga/corporate Point Grey family,” says a write-up about the play. “Tensions rise as internalized racism surfaces. White Noises poses the question, how do we deal with internalized racism? Do we keep pushing it away and pretend to live safely in our day to day?”

The performance is directed by Renae Morriseau and features Mariel Belanger, Sam Bob, Craig Erickson, Braiden Houle, Pippa Mackie and Anita Wittenberg.

The Anvil Centre is at 777 Columbia St. The reading is free, but see to book.

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