New Queers On The Block
Time & Location
About the Event
Please Note This event is not at Live Art Bistro (Leeds)
New Queers on the Block is a new touring scheme showcasing some of the artists they work with in a celebration of all things queer. The night will feature some of the finest international queer work from Rachael Young, Hester Chillingworth, Stacy Makishi & Malik Nashad Sharpe, hosted by Ophelia Bitz. Plus, in each town they visit, there will be a local LGBTQ+ artist joining the ranks.
Expect shows about being a queer black woman channelling the power of Grace Jones, memories of a queer childhood, reclaiming your faith with the help of pop music, and black melancholy through the legacy of Tupac.
New Queers on the Block is a scheme supporting the development of LGBTQ+ artists & audiences across the UK developed by The Marlborough Theatre.
Heres what people are saying about our line-up:
Rachael Young – “An uncompromising original tornado The Stage
Stacy Makishi – “Brilliant” The Guardian
Malik Nashad Sharpe – “a raw portrait of black, queer identity and politics” Exeunt Magazine
Hester Chillingworth – “hilarious, witty and entertaining”, A Younger Theatre
The scheme is developed and presented in partnership with Theatre in the Mill (Bradford), Live Art Bistro (Leeds), Home Live Art, Coastal Currents (Hastings), Quarterhouse Folkstone, ]performance s p a c e [, AB&B, Left Coast and QUOD (Blackpool) Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and with support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation.