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Brokentalkers Sligo Project

Uprooted

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival

Developed and performed by a culturally diverse group of community performers living in Sligo and based on their personal experiences. Uprooted explores the experience of new communities.

The piece explores in a darkly comic way the notion of acceptability and how newcomers to land can experience varying degrees of acceptance depending on where they have come from and how they assimilate to a new culture by abandoning their own.

Taking the form of a competition to decide who is acceptable, Uprooted explores prejudices and asks what we are afraid of.

Photo credit: Anna Leask.