Theatre artist Kris Alvarez and Curtain Razors present a series of performances on race, multiculturalism, and growing up brown in Regina.
Following the success of a sold-out workshop on April 3, 2018, Regina theatre artist Kris Alvarez is at it again – offering the public three more opportunities to participate in the thrilling experience of creating a new work of theatre. In What Kind of Brown are You?, Alvarez engages in the wonderfully messy process of creating a new work of performance that revisits her experience as a young Filipina growing up in 1980s Regina.
Not content with simply creating a traditional ‘one-person show’, Alvarez is conducting a series of participatory performances in the form of communal meals to explore this rich material. “I want these events to be like public/private dinner parties that feel spontaneous and improvised, and allow my special guests to talk about their ‘browness’ with humour and great care,” Alvarez says.
“It is a rare occasion that one gets permission to eavesdrop on a dinner conversation. Kris’s What Kind of Brown Are You? invitation was hilarious, thought-provoking and deeply personal. I have never been so aware of my whiteness while at the same time feeling so connected to folks around the table because we share the same community.” Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen, CEO, YWCA
Curtain Razors invites you to participate in the development of this innovative experiment in participatory theatre, presented as part of its popular Moveable Feast series. Each performance offers a different meal and set of guests. You’re invited to attend one – or if you’re really hungry, joins us for all three!