Are you 16 – 25 and interested in drama and film and would like to explore LGBTQ+ movements and the arts? Join us for a screening and workshop with Alexis Gregory, where you’ll have the chance to watch, create and discuss in response to his critically acclaimed production Riot Act.
The production is a beautiful digital ‘reimagining’; an online theatre piece, blending the worlds of theatre, screen and storytelling. Formed word-for-word from interviews with three key players in the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement: Michael-Anthony Nozzi, a survivor of the Stonewall riots; Lavinia Co-op, an alternative ’70s drag artist and Paul Burston, a ’90s Aids Activist. Gregory’s verbatim solo show Riot Act is a breath-taking, hard-hitting, yet hilarious wild white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history, directed by Stonewall (1995) writer Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, taking the viewer right up to the present day.
Taking place on Tue 31 May 2022, from 2-7pm, this is a safe space open to all interested in drama and film and creating around LGBTQ+ community and its history.
Hackney Empire Creative Future’s Riot Act Response workshop is part of the show’s Pride ‘22 ‘hybrid’ tour; including live dates, post-show Q&A’s, workshops, and created in partnership with and commissioned by Hackney Empire; the Riot Act digital ‘reimagining’.
The hybrid tour is funded by Arts Council England.