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Our Picks + Typical

Tuesday 16 March 2021, by Abla Kandalaft, Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, Coco Green

We’re stretching things a bit this week to include filmed theatre: our guest is director Anastasia Osei-Kuffour whose latest production is Typical at the Soho Theatre (available to stream online). The play stars Richard Blackwood as Christopher Alder, a Black man who died in police custody in 1998. 

The play, a monologue that’s halfway between poetry and rap recounting Christopher’s last day and the acts of racism he experiences leading up to his death, highlights issues around racial stereotypes and institutional racism. 

We discuss those with Ana as well as the implications of filming theatre and her work with Blackwood. 

We flag the last call for short film submissions for the Emerging Filmmakers’ Night’s Spring edition, the current Media Democracy Festival - Mydy is proud to be a partner of the Independent Media Association - and ITV’s crime drama Marcella!

As usual, comments and feedback welcome via Twitter @Mydylarama

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