Winner of Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Awards 2022
Winner of The Deaf Excellence Award, The Neurodiverse Review Awards
Roo is a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, living in a world that wasn’t made for him. Through pain and laughter, Roo narrates the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life, leading him to confront one key question: “Where do I belong?”
A coming of age story about discovering your community and the journey that follows. Come and be immersed in Roo’s world as he navigates across borders and grapples with his sense of identity.
All performances will be in BSL, Spoken English and Closed Captions.
Director of Original Production Daniel Bailey, Director Tyrone Huggins
About Rinkoo Barpaga
Rinkoo Barpaga is a multi-talented creative, equally at home on stages throughout the UK as behind a camera. Adept at street photography, capturing portraits of hidden people on the street, Rinkoo also made an award winning documentary ‘Double Discrimination’ where he interviewed young people; using urban sign language to describe race discrimination.