MANIFEST will be a community drag king flash mob; a playful and visceral performance exploring masculinity and disobedience in public space. MANIFEST will use drag and movement to create an intervention, challenging and critiquing the way public spaces work now, and celebrating how they could be different.
Produced Moon, drag artist Lauren Steele and movement artist Elsabet Yonas have been doing research and development on this idea. Through drop-in sessions we have connected with young women & non-binary people who identify as LGBTQI+ and allies to help us explore what MANIFEST might look like. How might we break the rules of public space?
Please join us for an early sharing of this powerful, provocative and playful performance. We will share some of the material we have developed in collaboration with the young people. This will be followed by a presentation by the artists, a Q&A and some delicious food.
NB: The sharing will consist of a short outdoor walk and a brief outdoor performance before moving inside so wrap up warm!
The discussion will be BSL interpreted.
“This is fascinating, compelling and thought-provoking drama which is achieved through clever, playful and collaborative experiences”, All Edinburgh Theatre, Eden Gate
The project is supported by a Westway Trust Artist Commission and Arts Council England.
About Produced Moon
Produced Moon are a performance company making interactive theatre that is political, vibrant and engages with local communities. It exists as a collaboration between Melanie Frances, and Leonie Rae Gasson; they are based between London and Glasgow. They create adventures, interventions, performances and installations.
Their first productions The Hawke Papers and Eden Gate were Edinburgh Fringe complete sellouts and in their latest project Electric they created interactive games and installations with young people from Platform, Glasgow. They are guided by a desire to make work that is live and responsive.
They are Associate Artists at Platform Glasgow and Accelerator Artists with Boundless Theatre.
MANIFEST will be delivered in collaboration with Elsabet Yonas and Lauren Steele. Elsabet is a choreographer, performer and teacher – an artist with a passion for storytelling. Lauren is a drag king, choreographer and cabaret artist, performing regularly as Thrustin’ Limbersnake with drag king troupe Pecs.
Find out more
Outside the Westway Charity Hub
1 Thorpe Close,
London W10 5XL
020 8962 5720
Nearest tube: Ladbroke Grove Station (2-minute walk, 0.04 miles) Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines
Nearest train station: Paddington Station (37-minute walk, 1.9 miles). Step-free station.
Bus routes: 7, 23, 52, 70, 228, 452
Nearest stop: Ladbroke Grove Station