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BI-TOPIA depicts a world in war-time ruins, an LGBTQ+ life scattered across the stage and bravely delves into the under-represented links between battling with poor mental health and dealing with one’s sexuality.
BI-TOPIA is a semi-autobiographical and candid show that challenges societal norms. Both cathartic and bombastic, it drags you into the war-room when the enemies are all around, where the levels of anxiety are explosive, shame is coming in from the west flank and gay thoughts are sailing in from the east… This is war!
Taking inspiration from personal experiences and expanding to the wider LGBTQ+ narrative, BI-TOPIA sheds a very timely spotlight on the Bisexual experience and reveals real struggles with mental health and the therapy process, whilst also offering a platform to discuss maleness and societal perceptions of masculinity in a broader sense.
Content warning: Contains adult themes, strong language, violence, and themes of a sexual nature.
Accompanying this performance piece is an interactive visual installation depicting a world in war-time ruins. This piece aims to explore what is not just a broken system for inclusivity, but one that never even worked to begin with. This, in the artist’s opinion, has meant LGBTQ+ people have always had to battle for equality, acceptance and validity.