New Queer Theatre @ Theatre in the Mill (Bradford)
Re-opening its doors to the public after a much needed facelift, Bradford's Theatre in The Mill, in association with Alan Lane, presents Development Lab, a creative laboratory designed to offer support and space for experimentation to innovative theatre makers from across Yorkshire.
Development Lab delivers a space within which small artistic companies or individuals can push the boundaries of their creativity to produce new and original work for local, national and international arenas.
Development Lab will showcase some of the most exciting new queer theatre being written today.
Infinite Lives by Chris Goode (21st & 22nd October, 7.30pm) tells the story of a thirty-something man who quits his job to take time out and write a gay sci-fi novel.
His increasing dependence on the internet to connect with the outside world leads him to face some painful truths… and some very big numbers.
Beautiful, funny and fabulously filthy, Infinite Lives is a candid and provocative play for anyone who ever wondered what became of the future that never arrived…
Face-to-Face (free. Post show discussion with cast & the team behind "Infinite Lives"): 22nd October, 9.30pm.
Hey Mathew (23-25th October, 7.30 pm) is an immersive performance that explores Paul Goodman's life and ideas, and the challenges his work still poses to the way we live now and the boundaries of our artistic freedoms.
Rich, complex, powerfully erotic and suffused with poetry, 'Hey Mathew' sets up a stimulating encounter with a seductive and visionary mind.
To a whole generation of American youth, Paul Goodman was an intellectual hero. Poet, playwright, essayist; anarchist, pacifist, provocateur; pipe-smoking academic, radical queer renegade: in the early 1960s, Goodman was one of the most visible and important thinkers of his time.
With the band a pop project -By Lucy Ellinson and company (24 October, 9.30pm) Something exciting is happening, behind the scenes.
A boyband is to be born, but a boyband with a difference. As each boyband member is -a girl. Pop history in the making. Be there. Make it.
For all who have ever loved a boyband, this is the experience for you. Step into the arena of your imagination and be part of this innovative new performance project, from Theatre in the Mill's associate artist, Lucy Ellinson - a project in POP!
Face-to-Face: 24th October, 10.00pm, free. Stella Duffy will host a post show discussion with Lucy Ellinson and Chris Goode on 24th October 2008.
Tickets for each performance at the festival cost £5 and can be obtained from 01274 233200
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