“Cream Body” was devised from stage to script in 5 days, says Joshua Alabi

Joshua Alabi says that his latest project, Cream Body, a stage play was devised from stage to script in five days. 

He was speaking exclusively to our correspondent. 

“With a full length script drafted after its first performance. It is special because it is one of the series of four performances created from the SKIN-TONE research laboratory we had in 2020 as part of the Fratz festival Berlin in 2020, which was done online due to covid travel restrictions,” he says. 

Cream Body didnt just happen, he adds, it was specifically crafted for the Nigerian audience over issues that we seldom discuss either in reality or in performance. 

Such issues include colourism, biases, bleaching, toning, skin texture, body sensitivity and identity. 

He says it was also created as a site specific performance, though adaptable to any space due to its flexibility. 

“It is the only drama I know so far that, in an interactive and humourous way, exposes the male and female body in an attempt to help us understand body shapes, structure, beauty of our skin, our different modes/ritual of bathing, creaming our body, etc. These are regular activities synonymous to each of us but we don’t even pay attention to our body. Cream Body reminds you of how you treat your body,” says Alabi.

A production of Kininso Koncepts, Cream Body brings you the daily troubles that come with living in a face-me-I-face-you house. 

The production is to take place at  Kininso Foundation, 19 Sanyaolu Street Off Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Saturdays and Sundays in December from 5 pm.

What’s more, tickets are for just N3,500.


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