Kanye the First
Annie's not really a fan of herself. But what if everyone thought she was someone else? Someone different. Someone better.
Sam Steiner's Kanye the First is a dazzlingly funny and original drama about identity, guilt, contemporary culture and the second coming of Kanye West. It was first performed as part of HighTide Festival 2017, in a co-production between HighTide and Paul Jellis, in association with The Marlowe and The North Wall.
Extra Content: 'I had this moment a week before the first draft where I remember going, "this man is too complex for a play".' Read Sam Steiner on his play Kanye the First, in The Guardian, 11 September 2017; and in the Evening Standard, 26 September 2017.
‘Know what? If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me – you’re a fan of yourself.’
'Audacious... a surreal and searching modern fable'The Stage
'Cleverly undercuts our expectations and toys with ideas of shifting identity and how we construct and present ourselves to the world. The play also often hits the comic sweet spot… gives notice of the scale of Steiner’s ambition'Guardian
'A self-aware drama about identity, empathy, privilege, celebrity and authenticity… audacious and amusing… Sam Steiner is a very clever young man, a veritable Sir Tom Stoppard in waiting'Time Out
14 Sep 2017Size: 198mm x 129mm
14 Sep 2017
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