We are creating a micro-play of trans coming out stories for the Transgender Day of Remembrance Service at St John’s on Tuesday 20th November at 7pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved.
We had a fabulous first rehearsal today working on our micro-monologues and a sequence of stories starting from 1945. Jen warmed us up with some lovely activities based around rainbow flags. Sue led the singing and today’s song was:
My daughter told her granny and her response was ‘oh! I used to have crushes on girls at school’
We had the most wonderful auditions workshop. There were 16 of us there and people each brought two OUT140 stories that meant something to them. Jen did some fabulous warm-up exercises to get people moving and getting to know one another and then each person presented their stories whilst the rest of us applauded wildly. In the break we devoured Stevie’s gorgeous OUT140 Cake and then Eve led us in some small group improvisations to see how we could develop the stories in teams. We ended with a singing session with Charlie who taught us the micro-song “Grandma Asked Mum”.
We got a lovely piece in the Norwich Evening News about the auditions. You can read it on their website here: http://www.edp24.co.uk/going-out/cast-needed-out140-play-stage-two-norwich-pride-1-5542006
We had the best time performing a scratch performance of the play inside, on stage with fabulous sound and lighting at the Theatre Royal’s Stage Two. It was so good to be close to the audience and know they could her everything! We got this sweet tweet from Fizz:
Ruski was there to take more fabulous photos. You can see the full set by clicking here.