A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Isis, one of our writers. Isis' talents stretch across a wide range of live performance mediums, and her experience is substantial. Isis has just finished working as an Assistant Director on A Raisin in the Sun at the Manchester Royal Exchange and is currently a Practitioner at Contact theatre, making a performance piece with other young people at the Trafford Centre, in association with the Manchester Science Museum. Isis is also on the Critical Mass Young Writer's Programme at the Royal Court.
Isis' monologue takes inspiration from the provocations of two independent female voices from the Harlem Renaissance, exploring language, race and the absurd dichotomy between celebrity and the developing world as portrayed in so much of our media. Isis' monolgue challenges us to rethink our acceptance of a bizarre culture in which children are viewed as commodities.
Isis' monologue will be performed by an actor as Isis is interested in pushing her work in this direction. Hopefully the result will be as engaging as it was when I first read it on the page.