Reece Williams – This Kind of Black (Requiem for Black Boys)
Part of Chester Literature Festival 2023
This Kind of Black (Requiem for Black Boys) is the powerful new stage show from poet and musician Reece Williams. It is based on the new poetry collection of the same name.
A coming-of-age tale set in 1990s Moss Side, a stone’s throw from conflict and violence.
This Kind of Black celebrates a community held together by prayers, warmth and humour, whilst also mourning the tragic loss of young life. Taking place at the intersection of race and class, when the media only portrays you through the lens of ‘Gunchester,’ gangs and poverty, it explores the relationship between a father and a son, and the impact of trauma on the mental health of young Black boys across generations.
Written and performed by Reece Williams
Produced and directed by Matt Fenton
Young Members: £5
Non-members: £15 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)
Commissioned by HOME with support from STUN, Jerwood Foundation and Apples & Snakes. Funded by Arts Council England.