We caught up with Kyle Ramar Freeman who plays the lead role of Usher in Queer Black musical, A Strange Loop, to talk about his love of performing and all the things that make the show so special.
British Ballroom pioneer and father of the House of Revlon, Jay Jay Revlon, has turned his sights to the stage as the creative director of Sundown Kiki Reloaded. In the following interview, he discusses his introduction to Ballroom, his wider relationship with theatre and why Sundown Kiki is a must-see show.
Sometimes queer love can not be explained or expressed through words. How do you describe that feeling you get, when you witness the joy between a queer couple holding hands in the park or smiling at each other over an inside joke or just being? These tender moments that remind you that in spite of […]
I had the lovely opportunity to interview the gifted and multi-hyphenated Cheryl May Coward-Walker. Our conversation was delightful, Cheryl is a graceful, yet enthusiastic conversationalist. We talked about her play The Wedding Speech and its upcoming run, mother-daughter relationships and their many different forms, identity, being an independent artist and the healing journey. Tell us […]
Existing within cultural intersections, the concept of representation often feels like sitting in front of an old television. You have to twist the antenna to the left, say a brief prayer, and give the shell a whack before you get the fuzz out of the picture – only then can you squint your way into […]
On a Balmy Thursday night, I make the long(ish) journey to Stratford East theatre, to see Yummy. Lured by the promise of babirye bukilwa’s writing, malakai sergeant’s direction and a sparse but intriguing show summary – I hurry. The 30-minute play is a part of Stratford East’s Burn It Down series, where theatre makers respond […]
If I count the time from when I first became conscious of myself in relation to sexuality, it has taken me 17 years to accept that I am a Black non-binary lesbian. Even now, to say I ‘accept’ this feels static; ‘accepting’ might be a more apt word choice. Everyday I wake up I’m reminded […]
“There’s so much in being able to write to and through a place” – Andrés N. Ordorica Andrés N. Ordorica is a Queer Latinx writer and poet whose debut collection, “At Least This I Know”, came out in January. The collection is an eclectic exploration of ideas around ancestry, belonging, nationhood, activism and queer identity. […]
It is a Wednesday evening and the second week of Glasgow’s COP26 Summit. At this point, I am becoming increasingly numb to certain phrases like climate action, green energy, and sustainability. The climate change ‘debate’ feels a bit removed from me, I do my bit, I do not drive, recycle, turn off the lights and […]
Pier Kids is a documentary film by Elegance Bratton. The film interrogates the meaning of community within at-risk LGBTQ+ youth of colour and also the larger gay community. It’s not uncommon for those within the arts to immerse themselves into the environment they wish to film – but for Elegance, Pier Kids was an extremely […]