Manuel Vason at DARC Media

Wednesday 07 February 2018 to Sunday 11 February 2018

Created by Selina Thompson

Curated and presented by The Theatre Centre in Association with Little Black Afro Theatre Company as part of Progress

In three sittings across 24 hours over one weekend in Edinburgh, Selina Thompson wrote 1000 questions about race. You’re invited to answer one of them.

65. Are you black, or are you ‘new black’?

170. What is the long-term psychological impact of white supremacy on people of colour?

220. My mum does not talk about race anymore. It makes her uncomfortable, tired. Will this happen to me?

307. Why do people assume that racism will just passively die out if we wait long enough?

440. Are you angry?

541. What ever happened to Kony 2012?

660. Who is more problematic—famous racist Nigel Farage, or the liberal journalist politely asking him questions?

720. When does it all end?

Race Cards is a constantly growing installation and archive. Each version never takes the same form twice. It’s been a card game, a durational performance, and an 18 hour one-to-one. It has been supported by BUZZCUT, Camden People’s Theatre, Forest Fringe, and FIERCE Festival.

“thoughtful, generous, brave & unspeakably brilliant” – Maddy Costa   

Also during Progress, visit a durational video installation to accompany Race Cards in The Theatre Centre Gallery (free).

Progress is presented in partnership by SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre. The full line-up can be found at progressfestival.org.


Race Cards will be performed on:

Wednesday, Feb 7 at 2:00pm

Thursday, Feb 8 at 2:00pm 

Friday, Feb 9 at 2:00pm

Saturday, Feb 10 at 2:00pm

Sunday, Feb 11 at 2:00pm

Tickets available here.


All Festival events are physically accessible, and many offer accessible options such as ASL Interpretation, Tactile Audio Display Seating, and free or discounted tickets. For more info on accessibility at Progress, visit progressfestival.org/accessibility