Actor and writer Kumar Muniandy questions his identity, his queerness, his internalized homophobia, and his experiences with racism. In the midst of these concepts and their politics, Kumar searches for his own truth.
Is it possible to live as a brown gay man in Germany and find peace of mind while bearing the burden of oppression in your home country? Will Kumar's lead character Krishna win the role he wants in love at a speed dating event?
Against the backdrop of his experiences as a Tamil-Malaysian queer person in Berlin, Kumar Muniandy develops a play that explores the connections between internalized homophobia dating back to colonial-era anti-homosexuality laws and the structural racism of his everyday experience.
What are the consequences of merciless neocolonialism for the mental health of queer minorities living in Germany today?
Finally, Krishna, like Kumar, are on a quest for forgiveness and self-acceptance.
(Program in English)
Through the lens of his experience as a Tamil-Malaysian queer person living in Berlin, Kumar Muniandy is developing a theater piece that investigates the connections between internalized homophobia that stems from anti-homosexuality laws of the colonial era and the structural racism he experiences.
What are the consequences of such merciless neocolonialism for the mental health of queer minorities living in Germany today? After all, Krishna, like Kumar, is on a pursuit of forgiveness and self acceptance.
Mojisola Adebayo (Mentoring)
Kumar Muniandy (Text, Schauspiel & Regie)