Emma Lynne Harley and Sanctuary Queer Arts: Call out for Bisexual+ Interviewees

Closing date: Thu 16 May 2024: 11pm

Sanctuary Queer Arts supported theatre-maker Emma Lynne Harley is looking for group interview participants. The recorded interview will form the basis of Bye, Sexuality: a new verbatim theatre piece.

Are you bisexual, pansexual, or any identity that means you are attracted to more than one gender? Would you be willing to talk about your experiences of coming out (or not) and seeking (or desiring) community?

Bye, Sexuality will be a verbatim piece of theatre providing a unifying celebratory voice for bisexual+ people living in Scotland, told from a gender diverse perspective. Framed around the structure of “coming out”, the play will explore what “community” means to bisexual+ people living in Scotland.

The project is currently in early stages, and interviews will be recorded for transcription processes for use in a performed script. Those interviewed will have the right to request anonymity and due diligence will be carried out to make sure those who do not wish to be identified will remain unidentifiable in the resulting script work and transcription copies.

They’re particularly keen to hear from bisexual+ men and non-binary people, those of the global majority, those who are disabled, and from all ages (all interviewees must however be over 18).

The interview will be conducted in a group setting in Glasgow on Mon 20 May 2024 with other bi+ people, and should take no more than three hours. If group settings are off-putting, please do still get in touch. The interview location is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet, there are soft furnishings and a quiet space available if needed. Please advise of any other access requirements when getting in touch.

If interested, please email Emma (They/She) at emmalynneharleytheatre@gmail.com with the subject line “Bye Sexuality Group”, briefly covering:

– who you are
– where you’re based
– why you’d like to take part

(this can be video/audio recorded or written).

Selected interviewees will be offered a £50 stipend, reasonable travel expenses, and will be provided with refreshments on the day.

Participants will also have access to a session with Pure Potential Scotland (who provide counselling, mental health training and courses), should they wish. It will be a guided, relatively informal and community building day filled with bi visibility.

For further information, please contact emmalynneharleytheatre@gmail.com (Emma Lynne Harley).

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Closing date: Thu 16 May 2024: 11pm