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The White Card

Author(s): Claudia Rankine
Company: Northern Stage, Leeds Playhouse, Birmingham Rep and Soho Theatre

The White Card

The UK and European première of Claudia Rankine’s first published play, The White Card poses the question: can society progress when whiteness remains invisible?

Written in 2019 during an increasingly racially divided America and before the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests rippled across the globe, a wealthy, privileged white couple invite a talented black artist to dinner.

Tensions run high and a heated debate uncovers some uncomfortable truths that can’t be ignored about white privilege, cultural appropriation and representation.


Online / no venue
Leeds Playhouse, Leeds
Soho Theatre, London