Identify Yourself – Flyer

Series nameTheatre

This flyer was produced in the image of a Britsh passport for a drama project conducted by Sampad in November 2001. Entitled ‘Identify Yourself’, the project was a culmination of workshops held in Autumn 2001 with young people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds in Birmingham. The production enabled the young people to present their views and feelings on their own South Asian Britsh identity. ‘Identify Yourself’ was held at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre on 4 November 2001.

Date of Creation / Publication2001
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/THE/11
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Sampad
Series notesTheatre is a relatively new area of activity for Sampad, although drama sessions have always played a key role within educational projects and programming. Sampad is currently adopting a new theatre strategy to encourage young British Asians to become more involved in theatre as participants, audiences, practitioners, administrators and producers. To date, Sampad has been commissioned a number of theatre productions, and has also held a conference on South Asian Identity in 1997, which included drama presentations.
Collection notesSampad was founded in 1990, under the directorship of Piali Ray OBE. The arts organisation was established to strengthen the infrastructure of South Asian arts in the West Midlands and Birmingham region. Due to Director Piali Ray's background as a dancer, this south Asian arts development agency has retained its strengths in dance, however its current remit is much wider, covering cross art forms of music, theatre, crafts and literature within education and community environments.