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"I want people to see more than just the exterior"

In the second of our Black Birds videos, actor, comedian and writer Angela Sullen talks about the need to look beyond exteriors.

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BROWN SKIN GIRL: ANGELA SULLEN – VIDEO

Date: 10 Apr 2018

An actor, stand-up comedian and writer, currently based in Sydney, Angela Nica Sullen was born in the United States and boasts Italian, African American and Cherokee heritage.

Angela’s professional debut was in Force Majeure’s Nothing To Lose (Sydney Festival 2015). In 2016, she performed Black Birds at the inaugural Festival Fatale 2016.

“What informs my work? I want to see people that look like me,” says Sullen. “I wanna see another fat brown woman that’s not just the butt of a joke and is actually more than the best friend … who is the love interest and is just as serious as everybody else and [we] actually see them go through the struggles of life and [see] what it’s like to walk in my shoes – or their shoes. So that’s what informs my work. I want people to see more than just the exterior.”

Brown Skin Girl plays at the Batch Festival, April 25-27

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