Inspired by a black gay experience, this autobiographical piece focuses on the ups and downs of pride and self-loathing.
Through storytelling, spoken word and live art, Jamal Gerald develops the courage to tell his story of how he learned to celebrate his individuality, by embracing the slurs that were thrown his way, and how to wear labels without shame.
“Jamal Gerald is, intensely, fiercely himself on stage, in a show that highlights the idea that the way the world is structured forces some ways of life into a form of survival. And all that noise can be given the finger.” – EXEUNT
Suitable for over 16s (contains strong language, references to sex and drug use.)
Supported by Arts Council England, The Writing Squad, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Contact and Cast Doncaster.
Jamal Gerald is an artist based in Leeds. His work is conversational, socially conscious, a celebration of individuality and focuses on identity and lived experiences. He’s currently making a series of works entitled ‘Boxes’, which will focus on the concepts of labels and privilege.
Image Credit: Mark West