TRANS VEGAS 2019
ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE, HOME, MANCHESTER ART GALLERY, REFUGE AND INTERNATIONAL ANTHONY BURGESS FOUNDATION / MANCHESTER / 29 JUNE – 23 JULY 2019
— the third Trans Creative festival, artistic director Kate O’Donnell , producer Tim Whitehead, assistant producer Polly Thomas and production manager Darren Spruce
Trans Vegas 2019 was a unique trans led festival, offering 5 days of new and existing performance, scratch shows, informal networking and critical conversations, covering theatre, written word, music, poetry, film, cabaret and panel discussion. It was fully diverse, bringing together trans artists, writers and commentators such as Krishna Istha, Jo Clifford, Zorian Clayton, Taylor la Finn with audiences from all over the country and beyond, positively feeding into the UK cultural landscape.
Polly Thomas fundraised, assisted producing as well as leading the development of 100 Trans Voices project, where 100 trans people, aged from 10 to 80, recorded their own words, which were mixed into a soundscape and presented live on the mainstage of Royal Exchange Theatre with Kate O’Donnell, joined by the 100 speakers
Trans Vegas is the only UK arts festival to be entirely trans-led.
A Trans Creative event