Dates and Times
Tue 29 Oct 2019 at 9pm
Handle with Care: a three-week festival interrogating trigger warnings, no platforming and the culture of the so-called ‘snowflake’
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Presented by Free School Lunch
Summer camp is a safe space. Here at camp PUSHY you can get away from the real world and leave your baggage behind – as long as you tick all the boxes neatly and within the lines provided. But don’t worry, you’re exactly the kind of people we want.
Join us for a wholesome game of Pin the Gender on the Correct Toilet Cubicle, Never Have I Ever Mis-Pronouned, or Straight, Straight, Gay. We will even send you off with a singalong ’round the campfire where we will decide who comes out as the Queen – no, King – no, um, the Gender Neutral VIP of the day. What happens when we are sent to build identities somewhere as normative as summer camp? What happens if you get sent with us?
But I’m A… is a devised show based on our experiences with having to navigate our chosen political identities, and those identities assigned to us by the game of identity politics. We question whether we are too sensitive to the heteronormative and classist structures that shape our daily lives, whether we should work on growing ‘thicker skin’, or whether we should just burn it all down and start again.
About the company
We strive to explode traditional narratives, push the limits of theatrical form, and question who theatre should really be for and about (ourselves included). We take into consideration the labels given to us – queer, working-class, middle-class, disadvantaged, straight, – and explore how to deconstruct and reclaim them. We all got free lunches at school.
Image credit (c) Free School Lunch