Join Adam Ali, for a unique fly on the wall look at the first week of rehearsal and development for his Contact commissioned show Arrival, exploring intersectional queer identity.
As a first-time solo theatre maker, Adam is joined by outside eyes Nathaniel Hall, Cheryl Martin and Sam Arbor to play with form, explore themes and dress-up!
Filmed and edited by Sam Arbor.
5 min pre-recorded video streaming and 55 min live conversation and Q and A with Adam Ali and Youcef Hadjazi via Zoom webinar.
This event is part of LINK UP.
The event will be live captioned.
Mild language. Possible discussion in Q and A around coming out, asylum and navigating queer and Arab identity.
Adam Ali is a British Libyan actor. Growing up in North Manchester, he found himself involved in The Television Workshop Salford where he discovered performance arts which led him onto Royal Exchange’s Young Company and Contact Young Company. Adam featured as an openly gay Arab character in Apple TV’s Little America, and stars in the new award-winning Haider Rashid film EUROPA. His newest project and most personal yet is ‘BABA’, a short film set to premiere at BFI Flare Film Festival next spring. Commissioned by British Council’s ‘More Films For Freedom’, Adam and Sam Arbor co- created this short which is inspired by Libya’s embryonic underground LGBT community.
Youcef Hadjazi is an Algerian-born, Kuwait-raised visual artist and creative producer. Based between London and Manchester, his artistic work spans across lens-based media and performance while exploring multimedia possibilities. His practice aims to deconstruct and redefine the complex layers of the Diasporic and queer identities.