04 Mar 2019 - 04 Mar 2019

Almeida Questions

Taking Care: The Politics of Transracial Adoption


Tickets £5

Free to those aged 25 and under (limited to 2 per person)

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I was introduced to another black kid, at a picnic or something, this rare little black kid visiting from somewhere and I announced, very much pre-emptively, I’m from Africa. I thought that I was clarifying something, but everyone became embarrassed in this very complicated fashion which was incredibly confusing to me at the time. I mean I think I was 7. (Shipwreck by Anne Washburn)

Is there a right or wrong way to bring up a child who is a different race to you? What is the reality of having parents who don’t look like you? Does family and love transcend race? How does interracial adoption impact on identity, belonging and growing up?

In response to Shipwreck, this Almeida Questions panel discusses the reality of interracial adoption.

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.

Dates & Tickets

Mon 4 Mar
5.30pm - 6.15pm

Free to those aged 25 and under. Enter the promo code AQ25 to book. 

Twayna Mayne is a writer, comedian and transracial adoptee. Her 2017 Edinburgh debut 'Black Girl' explored issues around race and how she formed her own identity through popular culture. It has been commissioned as a series for BBC Radio 4 and will be broadcast this summer.

Cast & Creatives


Sylvan Baker (Chair)
Twayna Mayne
Savita De Sousa
Joseph Harker