The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
21 September – Coastal Currents Festival, Hastings
10 October – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford
13 October – AB&B
20 October – Quarterhouse, Folkstone
New Queers on the Block is a fresh night of innovative performance touring the UK during September and October 2018. The night showcases international queer work from Rachael Young, Hester Chillingworth, Stacy Makishi & Malik Nashad Sharpe hosted by Ophelia Bitz. In each town or city, performers will be joined by a specially commissioned local LGBTQ+ artist.
Venues and festivals in Hastings, Blackpool, Folkestone and Bradford will receive and champion radical queer-led work. Led by The Marlborough Theatre in Brighton, this new touring scheme will see artists engaging with local audiences for the first time, through a Local Ambassadors Programme created to reach out to non-theatre attending audiences.
Expect shows about being a queer black woman channelling the power of Grace Jones, memories of a queer childhood, small but perfectly (per)formed piece with teeth, and black melancholy through the legacy of Tupac.