People are People

Half Moon presents a Floods of Ink production for teenage & adult audiences

A powerful exploration of gender identity

IMG_5297 - webGenderfluid, trans, asexual, cisgender, nonbinary – what do these terms mean? What does it mean to be ‘male’? Or ‘female’? And what if these labels just don’t fit who you are?

Welcome to the Normalisation Centre – a world where personal identity is scrutinised by an invisible authority figure and being processed sometimes involves a difficult choice. Analysing mythology and folklore, the system presents different global and historical perspectives on gender identity – but the instruction always remains the same: you must pick one.

An evocative soundscape and physicality combine in People Are People, which weaves new writing and the real voices and stories of young people, into a powerful exploration of gender identity.

The performance is immediately followed by a talkback/Q & A session, giving audiences an opportunity to discuss the creative process and the themes raised in the production.

People Are People was developed in consultation with specialist gender equality and diversity charities The Great Initiative and Metro: Embracing Difference.

“This is art, not school. It lays out the humanity of the issue and allows its audience to enter into the problem, not as children, as people.”
Children’s Theatre Reviews – Top 10 Show of 2016

#PeopleArePeople @halfmoontheatre @floodsofink

Performances last 45 mins (no interval), followed by a Q & A

There are a range of photos for this production available to view at the following:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/umcsfwj19fh31ys/AABC1YESanVihGGuTCzznIdwa?dl=0

Note, a dedicated website accompanies this production:

www.people-are-people.weebly.com

Reviews

People are People demonstrates that when you approach a young audience sincerely and honestly, the result is more than educational, it is art.”

Children’s Theatre Reviews – Top 10 Shows of 2016

Full review see: https://childrenstheatrereviews.com/2016/12/17/people-are-people/

“What this production remembers more than any I have seen, is that teenagers are people…. This is art, not school. It lays out the humanity of the issue and allows its audience to enter into the problem, not as children, as people.”

Children’s Theatre Reviews – Top 10 Shows of 2016

Full review see: https://childrenstheatrereviews.com/2016/12/17/people-are-people/

Audience Feedback

Very interesting and thought provoking, bringing this important topic to life. (Venue Programmer, London)

Very eye-opening and symbolic. Thank you for getting our students thinking on a new level.” (KS4 teacher, Tower Hamlets)

Touring details:

Available for booking until 31st December 2017 only.

Technical Requirements (venues/festivals with full tech):

  • Get-in: 2 hours before half (minimum) with pre-rig.
  • Get-out: 30 minutes.
  • Venue configuration: front/end on studio, no wings required. Minimum 5m (width) by 4.5m (depth) by 3m (height).
  • Technical staff: 1 technician for get-in/out, to operate 8 sound/25 lighting cues.
  • Lighting: 3 general washes, 1 floor backlight and 3 specials.
  • Sounds: P.A. with 1/8” mini-jack. We tour MAC running QLAB.
  • Lockable dressing room with ironing board/access to water and toilets.
  • Parking space for 1 small saloon car.

Technical Requirements (found, libraries, community touring spaces):

Note this production can be performed where there is limited or reduced black out and technical capacities. However, due to the show including shadow work and a recorded sound track, we will require venues to provide and operate 1 stage light, a PA/sound system and someone to operate. Please enquire.

Note: if this production is booked in a double bill on the same day with Girl and the Giraffe assistance will be required from the promoter’s staff to turn around between shows. There needs to be at least 90 mins between the end of one show and the start of the next.

We provide:

  • Dedicated support from the marketing/PR and technical team at Half Moon.
  • Up to 500 A5 colour flyers and 10 A3 colour posters. (NB: overprinting will be at an additional cost, please enquire).
  • Images and production photos for use within venue brochures or broader usage including digital.

Prices:

1 or 2 shows per day.

London or less than 70 miles from London

  • £660 + VAT
  • £595 + VAT per day for additional dates at same venue

Non-commutable from London

  • £780 + VAT
  • £660 + VAT per day for additional dates at same venue

Note for venues at very long distances from London, an additional supplement of £100 per day may apply. Please enquire.

Please note that these fees are subject to a small additional supplement if your venue makes a compulsory contra to us for your costs at the contracting stage (e.g. credit card/box office; get-in/out; marketing/brochure contributions).

Note: this production can be booked individually as either 1 or 2 shows or in a double bill with Girl and Giraffe, for ages 3-6, which allows venues to present a show for families in the morning/afternoon and evenings for teenage/adult audiences on the same day. An additional charge of £80 + VAT will be payable for first day, £40 + VAT for every subsequent day.

Creative Learning Opportunities

In addition to the Q & A that follows all performances, the company are able at additional cost offer bespoke practical workshops focusing on devising techniques, exploring physical theatre, improvisation and collaborative writing. A standard workshop lasts for 1 hour for 1 class (25-30 max young people).  Please enquire for availability. A dedicated website accompanies this production: www.people-are-people.weebly.com

For more details on this, please contact:   
Chris Elwell on 020 7709 8902 /
chris@halfmoon.org.uk
Euan Borland on 020 7709 8901 / 
euan@halfmoon.org.uk