Share your Story
This is what Annie urges us all to do in her one-woman show, which focuses on personal and political identity as an immigrant. Drawing on family memories and juxtaposing her own journey with the contrasting struggles of her grandfather, Kerala poet PM John, it’s a personal story as well as a general tale that will impact not only those with a similar background to Annie, but anyone curious to understand the urge to figure out where you “belong”.
Annie George is an Edinburgh based artist, writer and performer. Previously inspired by her grandfather (and other family members) for her previous production, The Bridge, she was further inspired at the coincidence of her being Scotland’s only Indian theatre maker and how her grandfather was determined to write poetry even though there was no culture for that in his small village of Keezhuvaipur. The overlap exploration of his journey of discovery and her journey (which is ongoing) showcases what has and hasn’t changed world perceptions, and is a poignant reminder that the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence fell this month.
This reflective piece with music by Niroshini Thambar (of the CATS award nominated Drift team), is an intimate story painted on an epic canvas.
Home is Not the Place
Wed 23 August – Sun 27 Aug, 1pm (1hr)