REPRESENT: Queer Artist Showcase

Departure Lounge , Studio
Friday 19 July 2019

Part of Departure Lounge Festival 2019

Friday 19 July, 3:30pm - 5pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Work-In-Progress/Midlands Work

A celebratory showcase featuring three groundbreaking performances from LGBTQ+ theatre-makers.

Fashion Spies

by Quick Duck Theatre

It’s the annual Burnwell upon Twynne fashion week and neither the stakes nor the shoulder-pads have ever been higher. At fashion weeks across the globe, expensive must-have items have been knicked and our top secret agents have been kidnapped leaving YOU, the undergraduate class of the spy academy, to solve the case!

Quick Duck Theatre are a Birmingham based company that make interactive shows with a fun and comic twist to create unforgettable live experiences. Fashion Spies is their third show following Magic Hour: The Murder Mystery Disco (The Night Owl, NSDF) and Yours Sincerely (Birmingham REP, VAULTS Festival).


by Adam Karver

Kath - Departure Lounge

Kath is 92. Kath is Leo. Kath is a character. Kath only wears purple. Kath is a homophobe. Kath lives in a home. Kath has dementia.  Kath is my Nanna. Kath does not know I am queer.

Kath is a solo-theatre performance exploring sexuality, homophobia, family, ageing, dementia, and mental health – intersected by shame.

Inspired by a childhood of performing living-room recitals Kath takes the form of a cabaret show mixing storytelling, song, and recorded interview to bridge the gaps between personas, celebrating and confronting two lives lived in secrecy and forever forgotten.

Kath is currently in development, and is supported with seed funding from MAIA Creatives as the winning applicant for the 2017 Proposal.

Shuv It

by Mia Johnson

Shuv It - Departure Lounge

X is stuck, they are incubated in a sunken chamber, with an android and a skateboard.

They aren’t quite sure how long they’ve been there but does it really matter?
Reliving events and memories, X is lost and is trying to find a way out. 

SHUV IT explores feminism and relearning, reimagining, reclaiming, through sound, music and movement it aims to bring awareness to the teachings of many black femmes and the importance of their work.

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Running time: 
90 minutes



Prices from: £8

Concessions: None Available