Talawa celebrates 25 years of black theatre at the V&A
4th October 2011
BLACK VOICES: PAT CUMPER
The artistic director of Talawa tells Carole Woddis about the company’s 25-year history and its current production of The Colored Museum (1986), George C Wolfe’s groundbreaking savage satire on 200 years of African-American history, which is revived in an apt setting at the V&A museum, and about the first black British Waiting for Godot. Recorded at Talawa, 30 September 2011.
As one character in The Colored Museum says, ‘When the truth comes piercing through the dark, it gets to you and you think, okay, I’ve got to think about that a little bit more.’