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Writer Nick Maynard makes his plea

Writer Nick Maynard makes his plea

Desperately seeking something 

"There is more to our lives than just coming out, drag shows and dying [which seems to make up around 90% of the global LGBTQ+ output these days] … And because this is the only work that ever gets seen, it means that our lives and experiences are being edited and censored. Not by us, but by people who think they are our allies, curating what they believe we want to see".

He went onto to tell us;

"I want to create stories that are uniquely queer, for queer people, not just about queer people. Since the hetero-normalisation of the ‘queer lifestyle’ has happened, being gay has suddenly become the new ‘normal’… But what happens now, in a post-gay world of beige? What about those of us who still want to feast with panthers? What do we have to feed our souls"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVpqyT7fmpU

"I’m a theatre writer looking for directors, theatre companies and producers who want to make quality queer theatre, for our community, about our community. People who realise that the gay agenda is different now, and want to have their voice heard and writ loud.  So if you’re a queer director, producer or theatre company wanting to talk about new, exciting and edgy work, please get in touch.". 

Follow his twitter page here  More about Nick here

Published: 17-Mar-2022

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