Oreo, coconut, Bounty Bar — micro-aggressions used to disempower a black person deemed to be ‘acting white’. Donning a camouflage of Oreo-filling, Tania explores the masks we wear to put our heads above the parapet in a climate of systemic racism.
A semi-autobiographical solo about being a successfully educated black woman within Western society, Oreo interrogates racial micro-aggressions and their effect on mental health within private and public personas — focusing on public figures such as British MP Diane Abbott + and Portuguese politician Joacine Katar Moreira.
Exploring the racial term ‘Oreo’ in relation to experiences of episodic racism within higher education and employment, Tania challenges the notion of whitening her physical and phenomenal self to achieve success in society, asking you to open up and join-in to celebrate a moment of freedom, a moment of clarity.
A variation of images from different iterations of Oreo live performances and Oreo Suite
Sheffield Theatres Studio, Sheffield - 2022
Camden People's Theatre, London - 2021
Oldham Library, Oldham - 2021
Sustained Theatre Up North, Manchester - 2020
Push Festival, HOME Manchester - 2020
SPILL Festival of Performance, Ipswich - 2016
Creator, Performer and Producer
Pape Ibrahima N'daiye
Technician and Stage Manager