A night of explosive new work from local trans, non binary and gender queer artists. Our Come As You Are Festival Scratch event will feature two 20 minute performances of new ideas in development. Expect brand new works in progress, never-before-seen ideas and some of the freshest work from the most innovative and exciting local theatre-makers, based around the themes of 'Come As You Are’.
Drag Queens are from Uranus
by Liam-James Littlejohn and the first year Contemporary Theatre and Performance students from Derby University
Starting its life as a short play for a writing competition, Drag Queens Are from Uranus is currently being developed into a full-length piece that the writer, Liam-James Littlejohn, plans to take around the festival circuit. This piece blends Littlejohn’s signature style of the macabre, tongue-in-cheek humour and social commentary to explore issues of gender and sexuality. Audiences will be viewing a reading of a prefatory draft of the play.
by Dan Webber
Genre Fluid is the culmination of three years of writing, touring and performing. Being constantly told you’re a comic at poetry nights and a poet at comedy nights can be very confusing, as is the constant pressure to define yourself and your work. Genre Fluid is a study into labels in everyday life, in the arts and the lgbt+ community, written by Dan Webber (reluctant bear, attempted vegan).