Under Their Influence
by Wayne Buchanan
Time Out Critics’ Choice. Featured on BBC TV, Choice FM and local radio.
Randoulph is in hospital, a convicted murderer. His doctor unravels the incidents leading to the murder and his mental collapse. The play raises questions about the way black people are perceived and treated in the mental health system.
“The alter egos threaten to take over the asylum in an excellent new play.” Time Out
“…the best play so far to constructively deal with a serious issue in the black community. Wayne Buchanan deserves a Grammy for this one…” The Gleaner
About the author
Wayne Buchanan trained as an actor at Oval House Youth Theatre. His theatre credits include: Bitter and Twisted, Zumbi, and Temporary Rupture (Black Theatre Co-op), Nine Night (Umoja), Foxtrot in the Sand (African People’s Theatre) and Two (Oval House). His writing credits are: Vengeance staged in 1998, nominated for an EMMA Award and voted best play of 1998 by The New Nation newspaper. His second play Under Their Influence was first staged in May 2000 at Oval House Theatre and received Time Out Critics’ Choice. He is one of the founders of Kushite Theatre Company.
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