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September 19, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Designed by Katharine Heath
Created by Kate O’Donnell
Trans Creative / Contact
A Trans Creative and Contact co-production. When there’s no rule book, you just have to write your own… It’s 14 years since Kate O’Donnell transitioned and a lot has changed. However, where gender is concerned, are we still stuck in the dark ages? Through song, dance, hard-won wisdom and hilarity, You’ve Changed shines a light on the ins and outs and ups and downs of transitioning. Challenging the idea that genitals equal gender, Kate literally bares all, getting her own out on the proverbial table. She’s changed, that’s clear, but have you?
You’ve Changed is a Trans Creative and Contact co-production. Supported by Royal Exchange Theatre and Waterside Arts Centre, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
‘Trans Creative was founded in response to a growing demand for creative trans work,’ said O’Donnell. ‘Our goal is to create positive representation of marginalised trans people in the arts, creating trans-led projects that boast trans-told narratives…we want to offer an authentic voice that represents the community.’
In the past three years the number of young people being referred to Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) has tripled, with O’Donnell stating this shows there is a need to ‘creatively explore these stories…we want to increase representation and nurture a confident trans community within the arts and in wider culture.’
O’Donnell has already performed a number of autobiographical shows that deal with her gender history, including Big Girl’s Blouse and A Short History of My Tits. In Autumn 2017 she will tour her new solo show You’ve Changed across the UK.
May contain nudity
Age category: 16+
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