Tash Fairbanks

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Plays by Tash Fairbanks

Fog

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Fog is about two families: one white and dysfunctional, the other black and aspiring.

Fog and Lou were put into care as young children by their soldier father, Cannon, following the untimely death of their mother. Ten years later, Cannon returns, expecting to reassemble his family around him. But he feels a stranger in this 'new' England of broken promises. And nothing could prepare him for the damage that abandonment and an inadequate care system has wreaked on his kids. He desperately tries to repair what has been broken, but is it all too little too late?

Confronting important social themes with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality, Fog looks at the care system and the effects on the children placed there. It explores the difficulties we face in trying to reconnect with people who have been absent throughout childhood, and the inadequacy of communication: words are used as loose sticking plasters to try and patch up and hide the exposed wounds of fractured relationships.

Tash Fairbanks is a writer, theatrical performer and playwright. She trained at E15 Acting School, and was a founder member of the lesbian feminist Siren Theatre Company. Her playwriting includes commissions for Theatre of Thelema, Women's Theatre Group, Graeae, Theatre Centre and Charter Theatre Company with such works as Mama's Gone a Hunting, Curfew, From the Divine and Wash Your Hands Please.