My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored at The Holbeck, Leeds, 24 September 2022, free entry - Visit now
Directed by Dermot Daly and produced by Red Ladder Theatre Company, My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored is a play, that interrogates racial identity and power, written by Nana-Kofi Kufuor.
When 15-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S, his young Black teacher, Gillian, witnesses the brutal attack – but she doesn’t question or intervene. Fears around her own safety engulf her and she feels unable to do anything to help.
The next day the consequences of her lack of action come to the fore when she finds herself locked in a classroom with Reece. Annoyed and full of distrust, Reece refuses to unlock the door. He wants Gillian to pay and experience his pain.
Timely and resounding, My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored examines Black identity and leaves audiences with the question: if you see something you don’t agree with, do you stand by or stand up?
My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored at The Holbeck, Leeds