by Howard Barker
In the age of the selfie, is it now time to look more carefully at the true power and complexity of the human face?
In a series of comic and tragic narratives, Wounds To The Face examines the many faces we present to each other and the pain and humour we experience in finding these features can be changed, obliterated, switched for another or simply accepted as indelibly our own. With powerful poetic language and flexible use of time and space, Barker avoids simplistic stereotypes to create a work which reaches far beyond the standard notions of disfigurement, human beauty and public image to explore the elusive quality we call identity.
This is an amateur production, performed by Brooksby Melton College BA Performing Arts students.