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6 February 2014
Author: Sorcha

I think you think…

Prejudice, casual racism and cultural misunderstandings.

Protein leap onto our stage this month and bring with them a fast moving, multi-layered tale of friendship, identity, cultural misunderstandings and the very human need to feel like you belong.

Central to Border Tales is the notion of ‘I think you think..’. It’s a simple statement that enables the characters to voice the perceived prejudices of others whilst at once revealing their sense of identity. For example ‘I think you think I'm Scottish’. Sometimes the statements are quite light hearted and other times they are confrontational. You can’t help but be aware of the kinds of judgements that people might make about you based on your appearance, voice, and ethnicity and because you yourself do it to those around you.

Family, friends, cultural and religious traditions, and of course, the media all influence how we view the world. Each of the characters in Border Tales uses this statement ‘I think you, think’ to explore what it means to them to be living in a multi-cultural society in the UK.

Follow the stories of each character as they unfold on our Facebook over the next few weeks…


Border Tales runs from Thu 27 Feb - Sat 15 Mar 

Book tickets www.theplace.org.uk

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