An interactive workshop led by Anna Martine Freeman with Oscar O’Leary Fitzpatrick
Beyond the Binary is for actors and theatre makers exploring the stereotypes and challenges that we face when it comes to gender roles and what steps can be taken to continue progression in moving beyond gender binaries and tropes.
- Connect like-minded Actors and theatre makers who want to see and explore beyond the Binary. How can we de-centre and subvert expectations around gender and identity through play?
- Discuss the industry and how it has changed, progressed, regressed – i.e. in Elizabethan times male actors would play female characters as a standard, their gender did not get in the way of the storytelling. Could we see a future world where an actor’s ability to portray a character is valued beyond their gender?
- Challenge the stereotypes and clichés about gender that we are constantly having to come up against as actors and theatre makers.
- Empower actors and theatre makers to bring their identity to their work and explore moving beyond the social categories that don’t serve the stories we want to tell!
Please note that this event takes place in Studio 4, The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1
Who is it for?
Actors and theatre makers, and people interested in working hands-on with the topic. The workshop will be limited to 25 places.
Do I need to wear something specific?
Wear comfortable clothes as there will be some gentle moving about and bring a bottle of water.
How long is it?
This is a 2-hour workshop, but the discussion can continue in a cafe/pub afterwards if you want to dig deeper.
Who is leading it?
Anna Martine Freeman is an actor who starred as Fiona/Adrian in the Olivier award-winning play Rotterdam last year. She is a vital part of the queer creative community, and is passionate about championing gender diversity in the arts.
Oscar O’Leary Fitzpatrick is a facilitator, theatre maker, and costume designer from Dublin. Oscar facilitates workshops on gender identity, sexual health, and theatre making. Oscar has spoken on intersex issues both nationally and internationally. Oscar will be speaking at Purple Training 2018, the annual Irish Transgender Support Alliance conference.