The mixed race experience in a post racial world.
Palagi follows The Other as they examine the individual distress of forced racial identity. Charis’ personal narrative is interwoven with Polynesian folklore as the undercurrent of casual racism in Australia is on full display. The Other embodies the mixed-race experience, relegated to the periphery of imposed constructs. Palagi is a long-form reflection on fluid experiences; wholeness shimmers and light refracts as culture’s waves make their gentle bent against the body.
“As well as an amazing story, Charis also demonstrated wonderful theatre craft”
– on Freshly Minted, What did she think, 2020
Content warning: Racism
Directed and Written by Brigid Charis
Dramaturgy by Aya Taur
Stage Manager: Kat Carrington
The Other: Brigid Charis
Image by Brigid Charis
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.