‘You are asking someone from the field into the house, and we are going to fight. Because I will always fight to decentralise the white patriarchy’
Candy Bowers is an auteur – in her work, she is a playwright, producer, director, performer and an activist. In this wide-rangng conversation she talks to Alison Croggon about her hiphop show for young people, One the Bear. Co-written with her sister, composer Kim Busty Beatz Bowers, it’s latest in a long history of activist collaboration. Candy discusses her history as an independent activist theatre maker, and how she brings her vision of decolonisation to her audiences. “A lot of time in the theatre space it’s felt like war,” she says. But, she tell us, things are changing.