Homeland, Bittersweet Homeland

“Heimat, bittersuesse Heimat” (or “Homeland, Bittersweet Homeland”) is an all-black satirical theatre production that showcases real-life experiences of minorities living in a prejudiced but politically-correct society. The sketches also address cultural identity and its fluidity when the actors move smoothly from a German waltz to an African freestyle dance.

While the theater group is based in Germany and includes only black actors, their experiences are applicable to many minority groups living in other countries, especially those perceived foreign, like Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. Because these minority groups encounter assumptions about their homeland, home is not so sweet and they feel unwelcome in a place they consider home.

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