Sole Purpose Productions presents: She Wants to be a What?
By Berni Kerr, Produced and directed by Patricia Byrne
Single mother Gwen is an open-minded, liberal feminist. With her lifelong friend Maggie, she’s actively involved in a steady succession of protests aimed at putting the world to rights. Until…. something happens to change her world.
Berni Kerr’s gripping new drama explores the journey of a transgender man from a mother’s perspective. It charts with empathy, incisiveness and dark humour the impact on their friends and family circle, and the support that is available. It also touches on the mental health care system.
Writer Berni Kerr commented, “Understanding of the impact of gender transition on family members is not widely discussed and the importance of support cannot be stressed enough. The mother’s experiences of inpatient psychiatric care are explored as she struggles to be heard by carers who, though they care deeply, simply do not know what to say. Hopefully this play will open up discussion around these matters.”
Sole Purpose Productions is a multi award award winning theatre company that has toured extensively in Ireland, the UK and the USA. It is core funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. This production is supported by the Communuty Foundation for Northern Ireland through the Social Justice Small Grants Programme.
“She Wants to be a What? tells an important message in a human, relatable way teaching us of the complexities of such a subject whilst also underlining the need for more conversation around it.”— Derry Journal
Address: 12-13 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB
Online (LIVE STREAM ONLY) accidentaltheatre.co.uk/atv1 Password will be sent before show.
Performance(s): Saturday 28th November 2020
Age Guidance: 16+
Run Time: 1 Hour & 20 Minute Q & A
Cost: £7 (Live stream), £10 £12 donation)
Disabled Access: Theatre (ground floor) is fully accessible. Toilets & Book Bar (1st floor) are accessible via a wheelchair platform lift. Carer tickets available: Call 028 9032 5881 to book.