An extraordinary collection of stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire.
This is a last chance to see real-life testimonies from butches, masculine-presenting females, transmen and gender rebels based in the UK, USA, Caribbean, Ireland, Australia and more, gathered by writer Libro Levi Bridgeman and directed by Julie McNamara.
“If you’re sick of hearing about “Toxic Masculinity”, this is the perfect antidote.” Cameron Woodhead, The Sydney Morning Herald.
Originally a collaboration between Hotpencil Press, Vital Xposure and The Drakes, The Butch Monologues first toured in 2015. Since then it has been staged at sell-out shows at venues and festivals worldwide, including the UK, Ireland and New York Abron Arts, La Mama, Outburst,Shout!, Homotopia, L Fest, Just Like a Woman.
The show has been presented 3 times at WOW on London’s Southbank.
Following a tour to Australia in 2019 at Midsumma Festival Theatreworks and Mardi Gras Seymour Centre the company brought the show back to the UK for a final sold-out performance in Hastings (The Stables, August 2021) and to online audiences across the globe this autumn.
Join the digital tour of The Butch Monologues this autumn, showing filmed performances of these 52 stories.
A live Q&A session with Writer, Libro Levi Bridgeman, Director, Julie (Mack) McNamara and Readers will follow the screening on Friday 22 October 2021.
Please note that advertised times are in British Summer Time.
The filmed monologues will be captioned.
The film on Friday 22 October includes BSL interpretation. The post-screening Q&A will include live captions and BSL interpretation.
If you miss the events, you will be able to watch The Butch Monologues online from 25 October to 25 November. You will need to book your ticket via this page and you will receive details on how to access the film on Monday 25 October.
“A very tangible vehicle for social change.”
Jude Kelly, CBE. Southbank.
“A bold, brave and life-changing performance.”
Carrie Lyell, Diva.
“Hilarious, shocking and incredibly poignant.”
Tim Byrne, Time Out Melbourne.
The Butch Monologues team
Libro Levi Bridgeman, Writer
Julie (Mack) McNamara, Director
Claire Nolan, Filmmaker / Editor
Tom Wilson, Sound Operator / Sound Editor
Rob Donnelly-Jackson, Sound Operator / Sound Editor
Crin Claxton, Chats Palace Technical Manager
Foteini Galanopoulou, Tour Production Manager
Rose Sharp, Company Manager
Clare Edwards, British Sign Language Interpreter
Aston Martin, De Castro, Elijah W Harris, Krisha Istha, Sam Crerar, Tink Flaherty, Zed Gregory
Event photo by Christa Holka
Supported by Arts Council England and the Queen Mary University of London