Subscribe to the newsletter for news and updates.

Being Coloured/ful in a Black and White World

Photo Description:  A cartoon graphic of the continents North America and Africa, with colourful dots connecting the two.  In between the continents reads “Being Coloured/ful in a Black and White World”. Art by Matt Hertendy.

An 8th Generation Performance Production
Created, Performed & Directed by Jacqui Du Toit

Ottawa, Ontario
75 minutes | G


International storyteller Jacqui Du Toit takes you on a journey to her motherland, South Africa, to the times of great struggle, uprising, and racial divide. Jacqui shares stories of growing up in apartheid and post-apartheid, the time of great social changes and the creation of the Rainbow Nation.

With her captivating storytelling, Jacqui will have you laughing, crying and even dancing at the end of the performance.

Being Coloured/ful in a Black and White World will be live streamed March 17-20th.

Content Warning: Violence

Show rating legend | Show content legend

Click here to open a plain text show description of Being Coloured/ful in a Black and White World.


Being Coloured/ful in a Black and White World will be performed live, streamed online March 17-20.

Wednesday, March 17 | 7PM
Friday, March 19 | 8:30PM
Saturday, March 20 | 2:30PM


Once you purchase a ticket to Being Coloured/ful in a Black and White World, you will be emailed a link to watch on your chosen performance date/time.


Online ticket sales cut off 1 hour prior to show time.  If you want to purchase a ticket within that hour, please call our Box Office at 613-765-5555.

undercurrents tickets are sold on a “Pick Your Price” model at $5, $20, $50, $75, or $100 ($100 tickets come with a $50 tax receipt; HST is included in all prices). Choose your own price, no questions asked. Read more about it here.


  • WINNER, Best Female Actor, Prix Rideau Awards (2019)


Jaqui Du Toit Jacqui is an international theatrical performer and storyteller from South Africa, a Prix Rideau award winner, and Capital Critics award nominee. She has a B.A in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town and has been working extensively as a professional actress, storyteller and arts educator. Her experience covers a wide range of fields including writing, directing, acting, movement and puppetry.

Jacqui immigrated to Canada in 2011 and now resides in Ottawa, where she is the Co-creator of The Origin Arts and community centre and the Creator of 8th Generation Performance. With both of her companies, Jacqui has created numerous community-engaged theatrical storytelling productions, including IT, IS GOOD – 2018, VALLEY OF STONE – 2017, THE HOTTENTOT VENUS – UNTOLD – 2016.

Her most recent theatre performance was in THE OMNIBUS BILL by DARRAH TEITAL, Tactics Theatre festival 2019, directed by Esther Jun; and THE DROWNING GIRLS at GCTC 2018, directed by Bronwyn Steinberg.