What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is gender innate or is it nurtured?
Award-winning physical theatre company Rhum and Clay are touring their game-changing show TESTOSTERONE, created as an exciting collaboration with darkly comic transgender theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, after a critically acclaimed and award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, presented as part of the British Council Showcase.
TESTOSTERONE will be shown in Almaty as part of Otkrovenie Theatre Festival with support from the British Council.
Note: the show is not appropriate for children under 16.
Date: 12-13 February
Venue: Transforma theatre space
TESTOSTERONE combines storytelling, comedy and physical theatre – with the powerful writing and true story of transgender performer Kit Redstone – this show offers an intimate, life-enhancing glimpse into Kit's unique perspective on life, love and laughs. It also tells a powerful story about gender itself, charting Kit's own experiences as a new man stepping for the first time into the world of masculinity. The show sets a benchmark in inclusive theatre and inspiring others to take up the cause. At the forefront of the UK's transgender theatre movement, Kit's work is leading the way towards making more inclusive and respectful theatre.
Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society - what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man. However, his biggest challenge comes when he enters a male gym changing room for the first time and is confronted by masculinity in all its forms - the good, the bad and the ugly. What kind of man will he be when he finishes changing? With this refreshingly honest and irreverent physical theatre comedy by critically acclaimed company Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, they explore the epic path that we all have to take when trying to forge an identity.