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New Queers on the Block: Hastings
Friday, September 21 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00 am
An evening of daring new theatre from the UK’s brightest LGBTQ+ artists.
Join Home Live Art for a night of short performances from internationally renowned LGBTQ+ artists including: Rachael Young, Stacy Makishi, Marikiscrycrycry, Hester Chillingworth and host Alice Holland
This showcase of exceptional contemporary theatre will address directly how it feels to be living right here and now in these turbulent times. From what it means to be a black woman in the UK via the music of Grace Jones to an exploration of all the mischief and confusion that comes with childhood.
So come down for an opportunity to experience something a little different in a relaxed and welcoming environment
Further information about the event:
The performances will run for approximately two hours. Each one will be around 10 minutes in length with breaks in between. After the last performance there will be music and dancing till late for those of you that want to keep the party going!
The venue has gender-neutral toilets and is wheelchair accessible
This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ folk and their allies to come together, any behaviour deemed as disrespectful will not be tolerated. The Home Live Art team will be there and visible all night to address any issues you may have.
Further Information about the artists:
Rachael Young – “An uncompromising original tornado” The Stage
Rachael Young is currently exploring the cult of Grace Jones in an explosive new performance bringing intergalactic visions to start a revolution.
Stacy Makishi – “Brilliant” The Guardian
Stacy Makishi is a transplant from Hawaii. Like a bonsai plant, Stacy is small but old. She has been making art for over 30 years. Her work is a cross-fertilization of theatre, comedy, film and visual art
Marikiscrycrycry- “a raw portrait of black, queer identity and politics” Exeunt Magazine
MMarikiscrycrycry explore the experience of being black and queer against “our current political moment”.
Hester Chillingworth – “hilarious, witty and entertaining” A Younger Theatre
Hester often makes work that plays with language, simplicity, interpretation and some things about childhood, including mischief and confusion.
This event is supported by and part of Coastal Currents Festival in Hastings and St Leonards.
New Queers on the Block is developed by The Marlborough Theatre (Brighton) in association with local partners, supported using public funding by Arts Council England and with support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Image credit: Rachael Young, NIGHTCLUBBING by Marcus Hessenberg