“I Can See What The Dark Looks Like”
“Sometimes a Flame Needs Darkness to Ignite”
“I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” is an immersive, digital, poetry, theatre play by Naz Knight.
Exploring what it is to be human and transformative of both people and spaces. The play connects the audience to each other and the space, not by specific experience, but by the emotional reaction the experience produces.
Available in paperback and live performance (Spring 2022).
The multidimensional nature of “I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” emphasizes healing and transforms both people and space. The play creates feeling spaces and explores what it is to be human. Going beyond superficial differences and artificial labels such as colour, race, religion, gender, age, ability, etc. instead focusing on compassion, empathy, appreciation and joy, from which healing naturally occurs.
“I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” part of The Collateral Beauty Series (CBS), explores Libby’s story, a young, black, woman from Luton. CBS investigates what it is like for her to grow up in a post-war, post-industrial, working-class town; as she tries to become all she wants to become. Pursue a changeless sense of who she is, where she has come from and seeks to reach the place she wants to go.
CBS is one story explored in three ways:- Poetry, Play and Prose. “I Am Collateral Beauty” a suspense/thriller novel. “I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” is an immersive, digital, poetry, theatre play created using multimedia performance. “Poetry Emotion: Collateral Beauty” is CBS’s prose and poetry, with journey guide. Similar to Naz’s earlier poetry book “Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears”. However, this is a three-part book based upon Mazza’s multidimensional poetry therapy practice model.
Naz Knight was born, raised and made in Luton and is first-generation British-born Caribbean. Before writing biographical fiction, Naz founded the Queen’s award-winning NINE RED Presents…(CIC) that responds to the Luton community’s needs to bring about social change and positively impact people’s lives.
Naz published her first book in 2016 “Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears” a collection of Art, Prose and Poetry with a forward written by Dr Shaun Wallace; Barrister and a “chaser” on ITV’s “The Chase”. As a child, Naz said that “(she) Never chose to write, words chose me to be their writer,” describing herself as a word mechanic.
Naz is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice comprises of the exploration of the contrasting yet interconnected elements of light, projection, sound and movement to transform and connect people and spaces, using poetry that delivers messages across all levels of awareness.
Find out more about Naz Knight at wordschoseme.com and Nine Red at nineredpresents.org.uk
Why This Book?
Exploring what it is to be human and transformative of both people and spaces.
The play connects the audience to each other and the space, not by specific experience, but by the emotional reaction the experience produces.
We are Beauty because we are compassion, joy, love, empathy, understanding, patience, and tolerance. Our beauty we own, it’s the damage that is collateral.
There is a saying of unknown origins which states;
“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well”.
It is not just how they look at themselves but also how they view the events and circumstances they find themselves in.
The idea is that love is at the centre of suffering, pain and loss and this at its core is collateral beauty.
I Can See What The Dark Looks Like Trailer
Number of pages: 300
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm