A presentation from EMMA Talks, Anoushka Ratnarajah reads excerpts from her work in progress “Mixed Vegetable”, where she recalls what it was like to come out as queer to her family and how to navigate her queer identity with her cultural background. Ratnarajah is a queer, mixed race femme of Sri Lankan and British ancestry, and an interdisciplinary and transnational artist and arts organizer. She has worked as a producer, performer, writer, facilitator and arts organizer with cultural and arts organizations in Vancouver, Montreal and New York. Anoushka is invested in creating and supporting work that shines a light on histories and contemporary stories that are underrepresented in mainstream theatre and performance, and in collaborating and creating work with other women artists of colour, other queer and femme artists, and *trans artists. Anoushka’s solo written and performance work focuses on her queer, femme, mixed race body and identity as a site of contradiction, marked by histories of violence and silence, but also a canvas for play, questioning and empowerment.
Video of EMMA Talks presentation with Anoushka Ratnarajah.
EMMA Talks: Anoushka Ratnarajah: Excerpts from Mixed Vegetable | October 1, 2018
EMMA Talks: Anoushka Ratnarajah: Excerpts from Mixed Vegetable
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