Shrinking Violet presents
I devised, directed and performed in BARRY. I was invited to document the process in this article for The Sunday Times.
BARRY is a devised verbatim performance about the transgender doctor, James Barry. Barry has been misrepresented throughout history as Edinburgh University’s first “woman” graduate.
We take issue with this.
Through Barry’s story, we embark on a messy exploration of our own experiences of gender, privilege and ownership, leaving us questioning why some narratives are heard over others, and whether Barry’s story is even ours to tell. Expect lip-syncing, drag, music, big skirts, medical masks, lots of dancing and a handful of historical accuracy.
Bringing the 19th Century into the present day, baby.
Ryan Avery Long
Vault Festival (cancelled )
Summerhall, (Jan 2020)
Stereo (Jan 2020)
Partisan Collective (Jan 2020)
Bedlam Fringe (2019)
WORK IN PROGRESSES/RESIDENCIES
The Holbeck, Slung Low (Jan 2019)
Curve Theatre Leicester (April 2018)
Shortlisted for the Charlie Hartill Reserve Fund