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The Hate Race

Malthouse Theatre

Event Date: 12 March 2024 07:00 PM to 12 March 2024 09:00 PM *
Event Venue: Becketts Theatre
Event Organiser: Malthouse Theatre

Inspired by the best-selling, award-winning memoir by Caribbean-Australian writer Maxine Beneba ClarkeThe Hate Race is an unflinching exploration of the complexities of race in Australia, and the universal search for belonging. Making its theatrical premiere on the Malthouse stage, this powerful story stars Zahra Newman (Wake in Fright), accompanied by multidisciplinary performer and musician Kuda Mapeza, as Zahra embodies all characters from the book with astonishing honesty and theatricality. The Hate Race follows Maxine’s childhood in Sydney’s western suburbs, as she navigates the sting of otherness. From everyday street encounters to schoolyard battles, Maxine’s story exposes the realities of growing up the child of Black migrants in a predominantly white society. This inventive re-imagining, filled with poetry, music and beats, invites audiences to experience Maxine’s world —exposing biases, challenging societal norms, and asking us to foster empathy and understanding as we seek an inclusive future. The Hate Race is more than a theatrical experience—it is a call to action. This is how we change.

* This event is recurring

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