A theatre director, playwright & academic is inviting gay men in Birmingham to participate in a voluntary and confidential 90-minute interview in late August and October as part of a theatre-based project, In Our Skin.
Greg Homann is coordinating the project in collaboration with Midlands Arts Centre (MAC). Its aim is to document the experiences of gay men living in two diverse cities across the hemisphere - Birmingham and Johannesburg in South Africa.
Transcripts from a series of interviews conducted in each city will form the basis of an original verbatim play. The aim is to create a conversation between Birmingham and Johannesburg that highlights what it’s like to live as a gay man in cities today.
Commenting, South African-born Greg said: "I’m inviting anyone currently living in Birmingham who identifies as a gay man and is over 18 to participate in an interview. You can choose to tell your story privately and share it anonymously using a pseudonym."
Interviews in Johannesburg have already been completed. Greg added: “The 17 participants in Johannesburg represented a broad cross-section of the economic, racial and religious divides in that city. They capture stories of love, hope, prejudice, joy, discovery, hurt, sex, pain, bravery and much more. I’m now looking to extend this project to include Birmingham and to counterpoint the lived experiences between one place and another."
A second series of interviews will be scheduled to take place in Birmingham in October.
Those interested in being interviewed for the In Our Skin project, or who want to find out more, can get in touch with Greg via the following options: Email: email@example.com; Text or WhatsApp: 07882971875; DM on Twitter: @In_Our_Skin; Message the Facebook Page: In Our Skin Project
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