Black Girl Rising

Black Girl Rising is an original dark comedy piece interrogating black lives and mental health as a result of systemic racism.

This quirky, one-woman show centers on the protagonist of a black girl who is tired of having to justify her innocence, nationality, and intelligence, among other things. To heal her trauma, she has decided to conduct an experiment by inviting the audience into her space, a space that she takes up unapologetically. In this space, she is the norm and everyone else is the other. 

Confrontational, the show will not shy away from exploring the uncomfortable areas of racism. The audience is not passive in this experience but participators in the conversation. 



Mon 28 Mar – Sun 10 Apr, 2022


Ferryman’s Hut
29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe


Linnea Tengroth
Linnea is an emerging theatre-maker and performer from Stockholm, Sweden. Graduating from Calle Flygare theatre school (Stockholm) in 2014, and the Performance Making course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2019. Linnea brings a big passion for intercultural theatre, physical theatre, and female driven narratives. Her work is driven by the desire to give a voice to those who aren’t given the space or freedom to speak. This year she will be working on Black Girl Rising an original dark comedy piece interrogating black lives and mental health as a result of systemic racism.

Some of Linnea’s notable performances include her solo performance PLASTIC PLANET being chosen to represent WAAPA at the Asia Pacific Bureau of Theatre Festival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2018, as well as performing her co-devised feminist piece “HAIR” (2021) presented by LadyBusiness Productions at The State Theatre Centre of WA.


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