Out/Stage/Us - MANCHESTER EVENT
Here at Freedom Quarter, we believe in branching out from time to time and advertise events which are out of our area. The one below is taking place in Manchester, and we felt that it needed to be shared!
OUT/STAGE/US is an exciting new quarterly arts event showcasing LGBTQ new writing and multi-media, exploring local, national and global LGBTQ issues and celebrating the LGBTQ community.
The first OUT/STAGE/US will be a special 2-night event at Hope Mill Theatre on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August, 7.30pm and will feature a queer response to the Manchester Arena attack. Submissions are now open for short plays, films, performance art, spoken word, music or stand-up.
Night 1 - OUT AND ABOUT
A night celebrating Manchester's gay village and LGBTQ nightlife, from the cobbles of Canal Street to the late night chill out.
Night 2 - OUT AND LOUD
A night of strength and defiance exploring LGBTQ themes from our city and across the globe, including a queer response to the Manchester bombing.
Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Directed by - Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, Neil Ely and Adam Zane
Produced by - Fern Eyre-Morgan, Lloyd Eyre-Morgan
Neil Ely and Adam Zane.
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Mon 7th / Tue 8th August 2017, 7.30pm
Writer/director Lloyd Eyre-Morgan trained at UCLA Film School and has made four feature films released worldwide. In 2015 he wrote and directed BAFTA accredited short film Closets which recently won the prestigious IRIS Prize Best of British, winning £14,000 to spend at Pinewood Studios.
Writer/director Neil Ely gained critical acclaim for writing and directing the BAFTA accredited short film Mirrors starring Jody Latham (Shameless) and Liam Boyle (Skins). The film was selected by the BFI Flare Film Festival and awarded the runner-up prize by IRIS Best of British.
Writer/director Adam Zane is the Artistic Director of Hope Theatre Company, who for over 10 years have presented new LGBTQ writing and the UK’s longest running anti-homophobia play for schools, Outloud. Adam is the director of the play Gypsy Queen, currently touring the UK and to the Edinburgh Fringe and the Kings Head Theatre.
Adam is the Arts Patron for Manchester Pride and an Ambassador for the HIV charity, George House Trust.
Fern is an international marketing director and writer. She made her theatre debut with the lesbian play Rucking Fantastic which premiered in Manchester in 2014. Fern has since gone on to script-edit short films and theatre plays.