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New show BI-TOPIA explores LGBTQ+ issues and male identity
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New show BI-TOPIA explores LGBTQ+ issues and male identity

Sam Danson’s new semi-autographical one man show BI-TOPIA takes a candid look at under-represented links between battling with poor mental health and the highs and lows of the bi-sexual experience. When performer Danson was growing up his perceptions of manhood and the ideal male identity were influenced by the generations of men in his family who served in the military, and the war movies he was obsessed with. He wanted to be Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbour, Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan and sometimes even Rambo when he was angry. Then as a young adult still grappling with his male identity he suffered a brutal homophobic attack which left him reeling with shock and shame. That left him asking himself the burning question – how can you call yourself an honourable man when you have ...
Riot Act – Stream Theatre
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Riot Act – Stream Theatre

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History month, Stream Theatre shares this eloquent and powerful one-man performance based on three verbatim interviews from three people who have been a part of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Alexis Gregory gives a superlative performance throughout and his script is sensitive, raw, witty, and sometimes full of rage. Gregory carefully complied his three interviews into one continuous layered monologue and in so doing formed a remarkable commentary on queer activism through the years. If this all sounds quite serious and leaning towards political debate, have no fear, Gregory holds your attention throughout, and his characterisation is superb. This is such a warm and exuberant show that I challenge anyone not to admire and love. Each person has a story to tell, ...