CALL OUT: DIY DAY: A space to: Chat, drag up, write, grab a tea (or something stronger) rant, rave, draw, protest, explore, read, research, compose, create, play.
WHEN? 6th – 11th June
WHERE? Camden People’s Theatre – 58-60 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 2PY
WHAT TIME? Doors open at 2.30pm and close at 6.00pm. You are welcome to drop in or stay for the full session. And you can come back as many times as you like. And it’s completely free.
WHO IS WELCOME? Everyone! Grrls, boiz, hopers and renegades. Whether you are a seasoned artist or an equality activist, no experience necessary, just an open and inquisitive mind.
Wheel chair accessible.
Hi we are Lucy, Adam and Ruby – we’re are starting a new project but we can’t do it on our own. Between 2.30pm to 6.00pm every afternoon of the week of 6th June we’ve teamed up with CPT to have a good think on:
Gender, identity, fashion, queer icons, our agency to change our bodies, manliness, how we communicate our identity, big dreams, protest and many other things as yet unimagined.
Come create a drag persona with us or sit and have a chat- an informal open space.
This will feed into the very early stages of a new theatre, exhibition and film project: BODIY. For now we’re looking for people to talk, think and make performance with. The week is completely open to who turns up – we may make something, we may not. We’d also like to continue whatever conversations we start, if there’s a desire to.
From Freud’s theory of Penis Envy (The supposed wish of a woman to have a penis) to perfect fairytale endings (Get the girl. Build the castle. Buy the pram), BODIY explores our relationship to our forms and our futures. Fusing neo-cabaret and new writing, BODIY shamelessly samples from history, literature, and trailblazers past and present to ask – can you have it all? Following the success of their drag king play JOAN, Milk Presents return with a new show exploring gender identity, home truths and big lies.
Do get in touch with Lucy on [email protected] if you have any questions or access requirements. You don’t have to book in advance but it would be useful for us to have an idea who might be there, so if you know you’re coming please drop Lucy a line!
Looking forward to meeting you , Milk x
Milk Presents make theatre. We theatre we make is a protest. It’s also a celebration and sometimes a bit of a messy one. You know that sticky, messed-up, extraordinary and ambigous thing called gender? Our work is often about that. We also host a monthly queer cabaret boi night at Muse Bar Soho. www.milkpresents.com