Gender Diversity Arts Workshop & Performance Opportunity
Saturday, 25 February 2012 from 14:00 to 21:00 (GMT)
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Arts Workshop &
for Trans People & Allies
Saturday, 25 February, 2012
2-9pm (includes dinner)
The performance is open to the public.
Oasis Youth Centre
Workshop is free & taught by Zorras
Evening Performance £3/2 featuring
+ those workshop participants who wish to perform
Zorras have been tickling Edinburgh audiences between their legs and ears since January of 2008, with their quirky performances and their queer and trans cabaret, Cachín Cachán Cachunga! The creators of the event The Skinny calls "Edinburgh's most consistently radical cabaret experience" are bringing a workshop and performance night south to Dumfries.
The workshop is geared towards writers and solo musicians who are interested in exploring gender diversity and increasing trans visibility through collaboration, live performance and/or multimedia work. Participants can be trans themselves or trans allies.
The aim of the workshop is to break down fears about reading and performing, give participants tools for successful stage appearances, and to discuss some of the “dos and don’ts” of collaboration and mixed-media projects.
The performance event will give participants the opportunity to try their first reading or debut something new at the mic, as well as featuring some exciting established LGBT writers and performers from around Scotland and the UK.
Reasonable travel & childcare costs will be covered with advance notice.
Sponsored by Scottish Transgender Alliance.
The Oasis Youth Centre is fully accessible.
When & Where
Zorras & Scottish Transgender Alliance
Zorras have been tickling Edinburgh audiences between their legs and ears since January of 2008, with their quirky performances and their queer and trans cabaret, Cachín Cachán Cachunga! which The Skinny calls "Edinburgh's most consistently radical cabaret experience".
The Scottish Transgender Alliance works for gender identity and gender reassignment equality and human rights in Scotland. Part of its work involves using creative arts to increase transgender visibility and empowerment.