About the Production
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#GingerPrivilege is Bay Bryan’s second solo show. In similar fashion to his first show Growing Into My Beard , Bay weaves together different performative elements to tell a story or, in this case, explore a specific topic.
In #GingerPrivilege, Bay (through his many characters) seeks to understand his own personal privilege as well as the concept of privilege as a whole (with all the nuance that comes along with this sensitive subject). Through combined elements of red-nose clown, sock puppets, spoken-word, acoustic music and more our shape-shifting ginger attempts the impossible: to once-and-for-all SOLVE EVERYTHING.
August 19-23rd 2019 - the “walking version” at Edinburgh Fringe Festival: This truly fringe-y production of #GingerPrivilege enjoyed 9 shows over-the-course of five days taking place on-and-around Arthur’s Seat as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019! Our core audience followed the show from beginning-to-end as we ascended the hill while passers-by would catch snippets of the show and sometimes join in through ‘til the end!
July 19th 2019 at Bradford Fringe Festival: With a slot at Bradford Fringe Festival 2019, Claire Seddon (director) and myself were able to get the show on it’s feet for the second time —a second draft of the script infused with more silliness (very happy about this). Our intimate audience was very receptive of both the show and the subject matter giving us great feedback immediately after the show.
THE ULTIMATE GOAL of the show is to open up a dialogue about privilege, so to get immediate feedback from our audiences both at Bradford Fringe Fest in July and at Interplay Theatre back in February 2019 it feels like we are heading the right direction!
WHAT’S NEXT? this show will probably always be developing in some way—there’s many conversations being had and research still underway that continues to inspire content. However, at this moment we have a slick 45-minute production that can play in any space from conventional theatre stages to coffee shops to living rooms;
So, UK TOUR? I would love to put together a UK tour together and invite speakers in to talk after the show with a moderator to host a live (and possibly live-streamed) Q&A.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION by linking up with #GingerPrivilege on FACEBOOK and feel free to engage at whatever level you feel comfortable!
MEET THE TEAM
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Bay Bryan is an American performance artist who is currently based in Manchester. He produces his own music as a singer-songwriter, struts the stage with wigs-and-heels as his character Queen Bayard, writes/performs his own theatre in solo-show format and teaches yoga. #GingerPrivilege is Bay’s second solo show following Growing Into My Beard: an autobiographical coming-of-age tale about one ginger’s quest for love; Bay has performed G.I.M.B. in Leeds (Interplay Theatre, Hyde Park Book Club), Manchester (ABode) and in the USA (NYC, Philly, Minneapolis and Boulder, CO).
Claire-Marie trained in Musical Theatre at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Creative credits include Musical Director for ’Harold & Maude’ and ’The Breakfast Club’ (Interplay Theatre) and MD & Composer for ‘After’ (R&D), ‘I remember’ (Young at Arts) and ‘We Are Outlaws’ (Wrongsemble/Frontroom)Claire-Marie is an Associate Artist for Site Specific company Frontroom Productions. Her directorial work to date includes: Assistant Director for ‘Oliver Twist’ (Kirkgate Market,Leeds) and Director of ‘Hurry Up Jess’ (regional tour). She is thrilled to be back working with Bay after directing ‘Growing into my beard’ for Interplay Theatre, Leeds in 2018 and R&D sharing of ‘#Ginger Privilege spring 2019.
ARE YOU A VENUE/PRODUCER? This next section is for you…
- Get in is 4 hrs (flexible)
- Dimensions are flexible and can be tailored to the space
- 1 Cast Member, 1 Director. 1 Technician (this is flexible). We can provide our own technician and/or we are open to work with the house’s technician.
- One General lighting state needed (open and excited to utilise more lighting options if available).
Learning/Wrap around Activities
- Q&A post-show discussion with actor and director (and possible outside speaker/host)
- A #GingerPrivilege workshop which will be touring alongside the show. Sessions can be discussed and tailored to participants.
“Privilege” is an incredibly topical subject at the moment. The target audience is 14+ and aims to pull in both theatre/non-theatre goers; Bay and Claire aim to do this by producing the show in conventional/non-conventional spaces as well as tailoring the show accordingly when performed in different settings such as Schools, Corporate Spaces, Summer Festivals and more; They are open to including you in this tailoring process so that the show may be most effective for your audience!
Booking/General Queries: firstname.lastname@example.org