Roma Havers will invite Frankie Blaus, her editing partner and dramaturg of her new performance LOB, to take part in a conversation. They'll discuss what it is that makes dramaturgy Queer and how to work with a dramaturg as a performance maker.
It’s the year 2000 and my grandmother, dreaming of Wimbledon glory, is devastated by my lack of prowess.
Now, with her trusty swingball set, Roma Havers once again attempts to serve a LOB. This dance and poetry show reimagines what it means for queer bodies to move in sporting spaces.
This event is part of LINK UP festival.
The event will be live captioned.
You can find out more about Roma’s work and this event in our LINK UP blogs here.
Roma Havers is a poet, theatre-maker and tiger-mum-editor, who loves to make meaning work a bit harder than it wants to. Roma’s work explores queer inheritance, what it means to practise, and radicalising queer joy. This year she’s run a queer writing Festival in My House with MIF called ‘Paying Attention’; performed OUTscription about queering archives for Manchester Sexuality Summer School; Conversation Captained with Art With Heart’s Dial, making magic with elders over the phone; plus continuing on with the motherhouse -Young Identity, running workshops online, producing their new book Working From HOME, while having a LOB about.
Frankie Blaus (25 / ??? / Manchester) is a writer and performer. They have worked with the BBC, Manchester Literature Festival, and UNESCO Cities of Literature. In 2020, Manchester International Festival described Frankie as “[one] of Manchester’s best queer writers. Frankie is currently developing a solo-show: a poetic creation myth for non-binary genders, set to debut at HOMEmcr’s PUSH Festival in Jan 2021.