Produced by China Plate and Tamasha
Written by Urielle Klein-Mekongo
TRASH is a show about the glamourized view of financial success that exists within social media and the levels people are willing to go to have it. TRASH explores what happens when appearances and friendships become a commodity.
How much skin is someone willing to reveal to get their rent covered?
Who gets to set the boundaries?
Who holds the power?
Who is more Trash, the married men who pursue these women or the women that use the opportunity to get further ahead?
TRASH is a dark, musical comedy taking the form of a crime caper, involving a score with elements of drill, grime, soul and commercial hip hop. This is the story of Faith and Kyla, two working-class black girls who through a reconnected childhood friendship, decide to join the expanding industry of sugar daddies, without fully understanding what it actually entails.
Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre.
Image © Emily Ranquist – Pexels
Urielle Klein-Mekongo was one of sixteen artists/companies selected for the Horizon Showcase 2021 programme of presentations and residencies, for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Commissioned by Arts Council England, the Horizon showcase is delivered by a consortium made up of Battersea Arts Centre, Dance4, Fierce, GIFT, MAYK and Transform.
Nine new, tour-ready, performance works were presented in a range of digital settings, alongside seven new projects, supported as part of a ‘residency’ programme, which enables artists to play with new performance ideas across a range of formats and genres. The works across both the residencies and live performance strands celebrate artists who are working across performance disciplines and currently based in England – all born out of a new approach to build deep and sustainable collaborations internationally.
For more information on Urielle’s residency and the rest of the Horizon programme, please visit the Horizon Showcase website.
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