Ray Young OUT
An award-winning duet that defiantly challenges homophobia and transphobia.
OUT is a duet – a conversation between two bodies, carving out a new kind of space, reclaiming Dancehall and celebrating Vogue culture amongst the bittersweet scent of oranges.
“We’re shape-shifting in a bid to fit in; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enough…” Embracing personal, political, and cultural dissonance; this act of interdisciplinary self-expression smashes through normativity, summoning voices and re-enacting movements in an exhilarating mash-up of remembrance and re-invention.
Winner of the 2017 South East Dance A Place to Dance Brighton Fringe Award and nominated for the 2017 Total Theatre & The Place Award for Dance.
Ray Young is a transdisciplinary performance artist, experience maker, and writer, widely recognized for their groundbreaking work at the forefront of activism, queerness, race, and neurodiversity.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Header image © Marcus Hessenberg
Image description: Two people face away from the camera. The background is warm pink. We can only see from the shoulders up but they appear to be naked, one with dreadlocks in a bun on top of their head and the other bald. The person with the dreadlocks has one arm lifted, their hand resting on the nape of their neck. The other has their head on the others shoulder and a hand resting on top of their head. The image feels calming and comforting.
Audio Described PerformancesThere are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book these options
Relaxed PerformancesA Relaxed Performance is a less formal theatre experience for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a show. They support noise and movement within the auditorium during a show, re-entry when needed so house lights are left on throughout, and a separate chill-out space for anyone who might need it at any time during their visit. We also provide a Visual Story so people can familiarise themselves with the theatre and key details about the show in advance.
Touch TourTo accompany the Audio Described performance, visually impaired patrons can go on a Touch Tour before the performance. Your tour guide will take you backstage, or onto the stage itself, to feel costumes and pieces of the set and learn more about the production. To find out touch tour times, please contact our Ticket Office at email@example.com or by calling 020 7863 8000.
“a powerfully eloquent danced dialogue… performed with both calm reserve and concentrated intensity”★★★★ The Stage
“Powerful images inspired by the lives of gay men and transgender women in Jamaica….inspired dance, a beautiful use of lighting, and an avalanche of oranges”★★★★ The Scotsman
In conversation with Rob Jones and Ray Young. BSL interpreted.