OutStageUs – Hope Mill Theatre
MANCHESTER’s Hive North will present a series of sketches to illustrate the long fight for LGBTQ+ rights is far from over.
This year’s OutStageUs production, based at Hope Mill, from September 29. until October 2, promises to be an adventurous celebration of theatre, that explores both the issues of sexuality and gender identity.
Created and performed by LGBTQ+ artistes, the scripts are decidedly targeted at breaking down barriers and ultimately giving a bigger voice to a community still fighting for greater equality.
Cancelled because of last year’s pandemic, OutStageUs, is an inspiring annual event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and its rich history of defiance and activism in the face of adversity. .
This year’s event will present Greedy by Lynsey Cullen, a piece exploring bi-erasure within today’s society. There will be a historical look at Manchester and the Pride movement through Swirling written and presented by Elis Shotton and Diane Online by Sarah Hayton, that explores age and relationships within the LGBTQ+ community.
Box Braids by Manchester-based spoken-word artiste Maz Hedgehog will delve into the deep, intimate relationships between Black queer people and how they can so often escape easy definition.
A performer in OutStageUs 2019, Billie’s Vision, by Billie Hindle, is a personal take on both jealousy and envy and how the trans experience is different for everybody.
OutStageUs will also present Be A Man by Roo Pilkington, Brute by Charlie Tidmas, Negative Space by Priyanka Jha, Not Out Out by Alex Joynes, The T-Word by Dian Cathal, Two Floors by Luke Abbott and Watermelon by Nathan Hardisty.
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