Following the success of their first showing, Unshaded Arts return with the second edition of Universal, an evening of short plays that a light on universal stories driven by marginalised voices.
The ultimate showcase for diverse talent, on and off stage, at the centre of relatable narratives all the while celebrating their (cultural) idiosyncrasies.
A Drop in the Ocean by Kathryn Webb
Directed by Lillian Waddington
Desperately seeking solace and solitude, a desolate Abi takes to the beach to acquaint herself with the sea before she stumbles upon a friendly stranger who is hell-bent on connection and conversation.
Bhaijaan by Abir Mohammad
Directed by Misha Domadia
Crippled by a distressing secret, a teenage boy is impelled to dissect the consequences of his cultural norms with the support of his candid best friend.
Do We Have to Go Home? by Sarah Githugu
Directed by Nicole Sawyerr
As St. Patricks Day revelries begin to die down, a cocksure lothario makes an unlikely pair with an enigmatic influencer as they attempt to keep the night alive and their personal struggles at bay.
Galentine’s Day by Christine Ubochi
Directed by Xanthus
Readying herself for Valentine’s Day with her beau, an Instagram Hairstylist sees to an excited customer prepping for the same occasion when they both discover a startling overlap in their plans.
Paintaz by Syeshia Sweeney
Directed by Chiedza Rwodzi and Hassan Govia
What starts as a boozy Paint and Sip session descends into chaos for two friends when one of them starts to exhibit bizarre, erratic behaviour… and not because of the alcohol!
Questionable Love by Antonia Kleopa
Directed by Rebecca Goh
A festive weekend getaway sees a couple on the brink endeavour to resolve the discord in their relationship while harbouring adverse vitriol and resentment towards one another.