debbie tucker green's play ear for eye is a dissection of racial injustice, exploring experiences of oppression and protest, and asking whether progress has really been made. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, on Thursday 25 October 2018.
The play is in three distinct parts. Part One comprises a series of encounters between both African Americans and Black British people, exposing generational and political divides over the response to oppression. In Part Two, a Caucasian academic in his fifties and an African American pupil in her twenties argue over the impulses behind a mass shooting. Part Three comprises filmed testimony detailing US segregation laws and British-Jamaican slave codes, spoken by Caucasian performers. Finally, in a brief Epilogue, some characters previously encountered return to offer a direct provocation.
The Royal Court Theatre production was directed by debbie tucker green and designed by Merle Hensel. It was performed by Jamal Ajala, Tosin Cole, Seroca Davis, George Eggay, Demetri Goritsas, Michelle Greenidge, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Lashana Lynch, Hayden McLean, Kayla Meikle, Shaniqua Okwok, Nicholas Pinnock, Sarah Quist, Anita Reynolds, Faz Singhateh and Angela Wynter.