WHAT’S ON: Have to be This Homosexual to Journey at The Outdated Gymnasium Theatre
Award-winning playwright and comic Kate Hammer debuts her new one-woman comedy play Should Be This Homosexual To Journey on the Outdated Gymnasium Theatre in Glasgow.
Should Be This Homosexual To Journey is a one-woman comedy play centring round queerness, relationships, and selecting how we outline ourselves. Danny, a pansexual girl, grapples with the sensation of belonging to a group which may not need to settle for her. This play explores the complexities of queerness: pansexual erasure, the stigma of getting relationships with males, and the unstated hierarchy of queerness. Danny dives into the proverbial can of worms that comes with an unintended being pregnant and an abortion as a queer girl.
This play highlights the significance of feminine queer tales and asks why we now have not seen them on stage extra. It opens a dialog concerning the freedoms and restrictions introduced on by labels. Most significantly, it asks the viewers to query their very own labels: are we sufficient? It does so with comedy: not preaching to the audiences however inviting them to hitch within the confusion and pleasure in a fancy and vibrant world.
Kate Hammer is a playwright, performer, and humorist. In 2019, she was the recipient of the McGill Drama Award for Playwriting and was commissioned for Centaur Theatre’s Queer Studying Collection. She has labored extensively with Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal and was chosen for Brief Circuit’s Convergence 2022, Gray Moth’s Witty Ladies Fund, and GMAC Little Footage 2023. She is most captivated with working in theatre and placing on tales that haven’t been heard and should be skilled.
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