This Is Me is a funny, tender exploration of what it means to be young and queer in Cambridge today. Devised by LGBT+ young people themselves and in collaboration with Acting Now and The Kite Trust, the play details the experience of coming out and the magic of celebrating difference.
Date and Time:
7pm, Tuesday 10th July 2018
7pm, Thursday 12th July 2018
47 – 51 Norfolk Street
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Refreshments and drinks on sale from The Box Café.
This is Me is an original play devised LGBT+ young people in Cambridge in collaboration with LGBT+ charity The Kite Trust and directed by Acting Now theatre practitioners Marina Pallares and Rose Clark.
This is Me explores what it’s like to come out in several different ways. What is it like to come out about your gender? Your sexuality or your religion? Coming out about who we are is an ongoing process and one that is not always safe. This is Me imagines a world where we control the narration of our own stories. The play was devised over several months in busy, enjoyable weekly sessions. In each session the group focused on how difference can be expressed and celebrated in our community through dramatizing individual experiences.
The Kite Trust
The Kite Trust is Cambridgeshire’s leading organisation working with LGBT+ young people. For 25 years the charity has proudly promoted the health, well-being, and inclusion of LGBT+ young people across Cambridgeshire; raising awareness, supporting, and educating the local community.
At Acting Now we believe theatre is a catalyst for social change and should be for anyone and everyone, not limited by gender, sexuality, physical ability, condition, language or background. Our projects use the language of theatre with disadvantaged groups of varying abilities to enable them to find their voices in a safe and encouraging environment. Throughout the workshops, we also build social and emotional skills, self-expression and self-esteem and address the stigma attached to certain conditions. The projects culminate in original theatre performances based on the stories that emerge from the group.