Advisory 15
1hr 24mins

A screening of The White Card – which received its European premiere at Northern Stage in April 2022, followed by a panel discussion featuring Natalie Ibu, Margaret Henry and Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, hosted by Paula Akpan.

This play screens as a part of Playing The White Card - click here to learn more.

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The White Card
Natalie Ibu
Advisory 15

Join us for a special screening of The White Card, followed by a panel discussion. 

This thought-provoking and timely play about a white art collector puts white liberalism under the microscope.

When Charles, a white art collector and entrepreneur (aka builder of prisons) invites celebrated Black photographer Charlotte to dinner to talk about acquiring her artwork a heated and tense debate ensues.

The White Card explores race, whiteness and white privilege and how it persists even when liberals believe they’ve ‘done the work’, read the books and posted the black square on social media. Filmed live during the show’s recent run at Northern Stage, this is another chance to see this vital and instructive work.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the questions raised by the Playing the White Card programme, featuring Northern Stage Artistic Director Natalie Ibu, filmmaker Margaret Henry (an original researcher on Blacks Britannica) and equality activist, author and community facilitator Beverley Prevatt Goldstein (Stand Up to Racism North East, North East of England African Community Association), hosted by the writer, journalist, historian and activist Paula Akpan.

★★★★ “Tense and timely, The White Card points fingers, but also points the way to positive change” – The Guardian

★★★★ “The play finds its mark, both in Rankine’s writing and in Natalie Ibu’s tightly orchestrated, intelligent production, in telling details” – The Times




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