The award winning show Black Sheep is the autobiographical story about a Black queer womxn finding love. Love in all it’s forms but foremost self-love. A poetry Theatre production that celebrates Blackness out of a diasporic lense. Boundary breaking and genre defying.
“Black Sheep, represents a victorious emergence, weaving together poetry, music and acting to unveil her sinuous journey to self acceptance, understanding and belonging in the world.” (The Charlotte Observer)
In this theatrical collage Livia is speaking on subjects like LGBTQIA+ identity, the repercussions of loosing her adoptive parents early on in life and understanding and overcoming internalised and institutional racism. As a queer woman of colour who grew up in a white neighbourhood as the only Black child she unpacks stereotypes, dissects otherness, feminism, colourism and trauma. She cleverly tells her story though poetry theatre, movement and singing while incorporating wit and humour. Her way of overcoming, speaking on self-love and inspiring others with her words enables her to create an exciting connection with her audience. Her stage presence carries the performance effortless through genre intersections from Theatre to Live Art.
Artistic Mentor: Marisa Carnesky
Lighting Designer: Nao Nagai
Set Designer: Aniras Bakchma
Supported by Arts Council England 2020 + 2022 & Jacksons Lane Arts Centre London
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