Liverpool Trading (Liverpool <-> New York) is a new play about Black and Irish performance exchange. After two years of research and travel in London, Liverpool, Ireland, and New York’s Lower East side, a multi-national company of actors, singers, dancers and writers present their first performance exchange.
In Liverpool Trading (Liverpool <-> New York), a Black Caribbean woman from New York City travels to rediscover her roots. Black and Irish entertainers trade Pub culture and lost lives. Patricia Kelly searches for her personal history amid minstrels and scousers trying to eek out a living around the ports and pubs of Liverpool and Manhattan. From Irish Ceilli to Beatlemania to African tea gardens Pat, in a swirling landscape of time traveling phantoms, learns to accept a new kind of love.