Image:Afton Moran and Nyah Randon
Theatre company and social justice charity Cardboard Citizens are bringing their show FAUN to Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle.
A new play from acclaimed performer and writer, Vinnie Heaven. FAUN explores the homelessness crisis affecting transgender people in the UK and how sometimes home isn’t always easy to find. You can see it in Newcastle from today till the 15th April.
Vinnie Heaven, FAUN playwright commeneted
“I can’t wait to unleash this fantastical play! I wanted to highlight the extra energy and strength some people require to exist in the space they have to call home. The play ultimately celebrates the queer and trans community, enduring, nurturing and flourishing. I am beyond privileged to have Debbie Hannan leading this project and cannot wait for the talents of the creative team and cast they have assembled to elevate this piece beyond what I can imagine.”
Following over three decades as a national and international authority on arts and homelessness, Cardboard Citizens expanded their mission earlier last year to explore inequity and poverty as the systemic causes of homelessness. FAUN tells the comedic and touching story of Ace: 22, trans, queer, and onto their last sofa, this time with high-flying school friend Paige and her boyfriend Ant. Desperate to maintain a roof over their head, Ace quickly becomes stuck in a precarious cycle of people pleasing – to live in someone’s home requires you to be small, smiling and polite, part of the furniture. But, as Ace soon discovers, it’s impossible to hide your true nature and people make mistakes.
Tickets will be available at £1 or on a ‘pay what you feel’ basis to people with experience of homelessness and poverty.
FAUN tells a story of transformation and growth, both mental and physical, and some of which may involve a tail…