Staging the Journey

Staging the Journey (2004)

The archive exhibition was curated by Alda Terracciano for Future Histories and presented at MoDA (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture) in March and April 2004 as part of the Future Histories cataloguing project Re-membering Black Performance. Based on the theatrical writings of the Caribbean playwright Edgar Nkosi White, it included documents from the theatre productions of Trinity, The Nine Night, Redemption Song, Ritual, and Moon Dance Night, dating from 1982 to 1987 as documented in the Black Theatre Forum and NITRO archives (previously known as Black Theatre Co-operative). The exhibition incorporated original material including scripts, newspaper cuttings, photographs, theatre programmes, posters, leaflets, correspondence and administrative documents, and was complemented by visual items especially loaned for the exhibition by the private collector Alison Leacock. A play reading of Nkosi’s plays was staged at the exhibition launch.

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