Developed and performed by a culturally diverse group of community performers living in Sligo and based on their personal experiences, Uprooted explores the experiences of new communities. The piece explores in a darkly comic way the notion of acceptability and how newcomers to land can experience varying degrees of acceptance depending on where they have come from and how they assimilate to a new culture by abandoning their own. Taking the form of a competition to decide who is acceptable, Uprooted explores prejudices and asks what we are afraid of.

Brokentalkers have been engaged with the cast in a series of development workshops and rehearsals since the beginning of January 2019 and continue throughout 2020 on zoom to collaboratively create this piece.