To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the Royal Court Theatre announces Queer Upstairs, an evening of rehearsed readings of new short plays written by Nick Bruckman, Hester Chillingworth, Lettie Precious, Iman Qureshi and Rachael Young, curated by Hester Chillingworth and Mark Ravenhill.
In March this year, the Royal Court invited a group of queer writers and theatre makers to share their work and ideas to put their voices centre stage.
Hester Chillingworth is a non-binary artist whose work sits at a crossroads of theatre, live art, cabaret and installation. Over the last ten years they have worked extensively with internationally renowned theatre company Forced Entertainment, as well as being Artistic Director of GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN performance company. They are currently Thinker-in-Residence focusing on Live Art, Young People and Gender, at the Live Art Development Agency, London.
Mark Ravenhill is a playwright whose plays for the Royal Court include The Cane, Shopping and Fucking (& Out of Joint), Product (& Paines Plough), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (& Out of Joint/Paines Plough) and Over There (& Schaubühne, Berlin).
Mark’s other theatre includes Mother Clap’s Mollyhouse, Citizenship (National), pool (no water) (Frantic Assembly/Lyric, Hammersmith), Life of Galileo and Candide (RSC).
The Rehearsed Readings will take place at Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Monday 17 June 2019 7.30pm