Dates and Times
Fri 29 Sep at 9pm
Part of Come As You Are, a three-week festival interrogating and celebrating gender from cis to trans, from binary to beyond. The festival runs from Tue 12 Sep – Sun 1 Oct. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Whatsthat Performance
Oi, cissy! is a body-driven exploration of the day-to-day experience of being trans or non-binary. Trans people find themselves caught up in a biopolitical discord that they did not intend and do not consent to. They are doctors, students, scientists, activists, feminists, artists, nurses, carers, teachers. This production gives voice to the experiences of the performers themselves, and reflects the experiences of genderqueer people more generally, by exploring what it’s like to be living an ordinary life while your very existence is a profoundly political and disruptive act.
Through spoken word, music and physical theatre developed by the performers in collaboration with the director, Whatsthat Performance present an opportunity for everyone – cis or trans – to experience anew the reality of politicised embodiment in public space, and the power / disempowerment experienced when one’s body is a provocative symbol.
Audience Feedback from Amsterdam Fringe Festival
“Absolutely beautiful. A very personal and moving experience. I shed a tear or two. I loved the way it was told in a raw and personal way and ended with such positive energy and a message that everybody is beautiful and special. You lot certainly are.”
“So real, so believable. It was moving but also challenging, I was forced to confront my judgements and think again about who I am and how I see my world.”
“It was a marvelous and pure act. Being able to experience the love /hate /laughter /fear of other trans people is a 200% amazing experience. It helped me feel validated, connected, united, strong… I want to emphasise the strength these people have, sharing their stories is something huge. Thanks a lot Cissy’s!”
“Thank-you for a show that encourages me to keep finding myself, who/what I am or want to be. Thanks for making me know I’m not alone in these ‘queer’ feelings.”
About the company
We are an international performance group of trans, non-binary and cis people, based in Amsterdam. Using a fully collaborative process, we devise performance work which explores the real lived experiences of genderqueer people, through the landscape of theatre.