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In Our Skin

This pre-recorded virtual performance, created especially for SHOUT 2020, counterpoints the lived experiences of gay men living in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Birmingham. The 30-minute work in progress presentation highlights a few of the stories of love, hope, prejudice, joy, discovery, hurt, sex, pain, and bravery that make up the In Our Skin verbatim play that is currently in development.

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in association with SHOUT present a first viewing of extracts of a verbatim theatre project that documents the lived experiences of gay men in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Birmingham. These sister-cities thrive and function on the varied racial, religious and economic backgrounds of the people that make these sites their home. In Our Skin is a public chronicle that highlights what it is like to live as a gay man in such diverse cities today. The result is a vivid conversation that challenges perceptions of sexuality, and that imaginatively connects the first-hand accounts of gay men across the hemisphere

Artist Bio:

Greg Homann is a multi-award winning South African-born theatre director, playwright, dramaturg, and academic living in the UK. For over 15 years he worked in South Africa where he was associated with some of the most successful, hard-hitting and critically acclaimed work staged in that country in its recent past. He has been lauded for his dramaturgy and directing of productions of new work. In 2014 he was the recipient of South Africa’s highest accolade for theatre, the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award. His most recent work in the UK includes directing Humans at Work for the Warwick Arts Centre and When Swallows Cry at the RADA Festival 2019.

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