Alexandra Da Silva and Neil Eckersley in association with MC Productions and Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
My Dad's Gap Year
Two post-show talks a week will be held in the space on Wednesdays and Thursdays. These will be chaired by either director Rikki Beadle-Blair or playwright Tom Wright and will have a different focus each week with varying guests.
Wednesday 6th February
Talk Back Takeover hosted by our Young Art Instigators
Thursday 7th February
Creative Team Q&A hosted by theatre blogger Terri Paddock with playwright Tom Wright, director Rikki Beadle-Blair, and producer Alexandra Da Silva.
Wednesday 13th February
Daddy Issues: Generations of Addiction
Thursday 14th February
Exoticisation: Bringing Queer Characters of Colour into the Mainstream Without Cliché or Objectification
Wednesday 20th February
Artivism: How to Change the World (or Smile Trying)
Thursday 21st February
Proud: Redefining the LGBTQ+ Theatre Cannon featuring Temi Wilkey, Benjamin Salmon and Kamal Kaan
Gap Writers – Artist Development
We will be working with 3 emerging LGBTQ+ playwrights, culminating in a reading of their work in the Park90 space every Friday. Tom will work with each writer giving development notes and dramaturgical support as well as directing the final readings.
Gap Youth - Engagement workshops with the LGBTQ+ youth
We plan to engage with a group of young people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community but may not have had the opportunity to meet people like themselves or access to the arts at all. A series of workshops will be held throughout November, December and January.