U.D. (Urban Dreaming)
writer and performer Maitland Schnaars
director Julián Fuentes Reta
performers Sam Pilot, Richard Seidel
Spectrum Project Space Perth
Overload Poetry Festival Melbourne
Corazon de Vaca 2005
'U.D.' is a short performance piece based on the poetry of Maitland Schnaars, an indigenous man of mixed heritage. Schnaars' poetry talks with subtle whispers and brutal strength about identity. From identity the piece travels to love, the meaning of heritage, a possible future and to a bloodstained past.
This piece addresses current issues prevalent to Australia, but also bares the open wounds of all the human communities affected by racial and political intolerance.