And the Rest of Me Floats
I was born in 1994, then came windows 95,
And I would dive online to be the true me -
A 2cm avatar with a denim mini and a high pony.
Online all the time, to avoid conversation and the frustration of being a he, she, they or me…
I felt free.
And The Rest Of Me Floats is all about the messy business of gender. Performers from across the trans, non-binary, and queer communities weave together autobiographical performance, movement, pop songs, stand-up and dress-up in this anarchic celebration of gender expression and identity.
Playful and powerful, And The Rest Of Me Floats explores how it feels to live in a society where you are regularly categorised and policed. ‘Do you see me?’ Beyond the questions, the confusion, and the anger - ‘do you really see me?’
20th Feb - 16th Mar 2019 at the Bush Theatre
Original production: Rose Lipman Building (Sept 2017) & Birmingham REP / SHOUT Festival (Nov 2017)
Elijah W Harris
Emily Joh Miller
Tamir Amar Pettet
Miiko Toiviainen (original production)
Devised by the company
Directed by Ben Buratta
Designer: Rūta Irbīte
Movement director: Coral Messam
Lighting designer: Jess Bernberg
Sound designer: Dominic Kennedy
Musical Director: Neil Carter
Voice: Susan Bovell
Producer: Soph Nurse