Queer Tales is a verbatim piece of theatre that shares stories of LGBT+ people, past and present, from West Wales with music composed by Phoebe Osborne. My collaboration with Phoebe aims to weave personal experiences with music and movement to tell stories, to inspire empathy and build on our community’s sense of pride.
After a successful Located Residency with National Theatre Wales, I went on to secure funding from Arts Council of Wales and MGCfutures to support the second research and development phase where we are focusing on writing the script and score for the piece. We are receiving mentorship in terms of dramaturgy and musical composition. I also received a Jerwood Bursary to support my research into verbatim theatre.
My ultimate aim is to create a full-length production that will tour regionally and rurally to small and mid-scale theatre venues, schools and community centres.