Press Release: Jamal Harewood presents ‘Word’

26 April 2019

Jamal Harewood presents: Word

Was it what you said, or how you said it?

Written and performed by Jamal Harewood.

ONCA Gallery, Brighton | May 7, 8 & 10 2019, 6.30pm | £6 – £8

Have you figured out whether the pen is mightier than the sword? With his second public event, performance artist Jamal Harewood asks the audience to put the spoken language under a magnifying glass in this participant led gameshow.

He will be taking his second performance, Word to venues across the UK. An unpredictable hour long event that opens up the discussion around words, slurs and the unseen impact they have on our community.

Jamal Harewood is a live artist who creates temporary communities through participatory events and believes that these events should be playful experiences that allow everyone to get involved. The performances create a focus on themes of identity and race within the community. He has a keen interest in abolishing the performer/audience hierarchy that frequently occurs within theatre.

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Listings Information

ONCA Gallery, 14 St George Place, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB

May 7, 8 & 10 2019, 6:30pm [£6/£8] | +44 (0)1273 607101

Creative Team

Created and performed by Jamal Harewood
Promotional Photography by Tara Yarahmadi
Mentored by Topher Campbell
Participation consultant Ellie Stamp

Word is a 2016 Spring Festival co-commission recipient receiving support from Battersea Arts Centre, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, the University of Chichester, Stratford Circus Arts Centre & Arts Council England.

Running Time: 60 mins + A post show discussion | Suitable for ages 16+

(note: audience interactivity can impact on time)

Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion where the audience are invited to stay and talk about the themes of the performance.