As part of the Women/Struggle/Stories-series, The Embassy of Sweden, PARSE- Platform for Artistic Research Sweden –  & The Market Theatre cordially invite you to

with-nessing whitenesses 

An evening of performance & dialogue around race, embodiment, and history with Stacey Sacks, Katarina Hedrén and Lindiwe Matshikiza

Stacey Sacks performance essay skin + bones || with-nessing whitenesses will be the starting point for a wider conversation about issues of race, embodiment, history, and memory in performance.


18.30  skin + bones || with-nessing whitenesses – performance by Stacey Sacks

19.30  esponses and dialogue, with Katarina Hedrén, Lindiwe Matshikiza, and Stacey Sacks. Moderated by Kristina Hagström-Ståhl.

20.30  Refreshments

Date: Thursday February 21, 2019                    Time: 18.30

Venue: The Market Photo Workshop Auditorium          FREE ENTRANCE  



with-nessing whitenesses 

Exploring collective memory, history, and subjectivity, Stacey Sack’s performance essay skin + bones || with-nessing whitenesses brings the audience into an encounter with Sacks’s characters Stanley G and Granny, in the hope of generating fruitful conversations. The performance essay is part of Sacks’s artistic research project, improvising trickster, which works across disciplines, including solo performance, installations, and animated film, to address questions of whiteness and privilege.

Stacey Sacks is an actor, writer, director, researcher, clown and current PhD candidate in performative and mediated practices at Stockholm University of the Arts. Born in Zimbabwe, Sacks studied Performance and Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town and completed the M.A. program ‘A Year of Physical Comedy’ at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2012. She is the author, together with Nalle Laanela of The Clown Manifesto (Oberon Books, year?).

Katarina Hedrén is a curator and film critic based in Johannesburg.

Lindiwe Matshikiza is an artist working mainly with performance, directing and writing. She uses her background and training in theatre-making as a base from which to approach other kinds of work; often collaborative, exploratory projects that take on more than one form over time.

Kristina Hagström-Ståhl is a professor of performance research at the Academy of Music and Drama/PARSE (Platform for Artistic Research Sweden), Faculty of Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

For further information, interviews and images, contact:

Lusanda Zokufa, Senior Publicist
Market Theatre 011 832 1641 ext 202 or 072 367 7867