• This Is Who I Am

  • Fri, 07-02-2020 at 19:30
  • Marlborough Pub & Theatre
    4 Princes Street
    BN2 1RD Brighton
This Is Who I Am - Marlborough Pub & Theatre - Brighton

'Then they separated us. We tried to say no, we applied for asylum as a couple. They say we don’t have any civil evidence that we are a couple. And we’re like “how can we show you any civil evidence if homosexuality is forbidden in my country? Would you want us to go back, get married and be killed?"'Read by invited performers, This Is Who I Am interweaves first hand accounts of LGBTQIA+ peoples experiences of the UK asylum process. The reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion panel. All tickets are ‘pay what you decide’Part of our New Queers on the Block: Brighton Weekender (6 – 9 Feb 2020) at Marlborough Pub & Theatre and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts: http://bit.ly/newqueers_brighton2020*****Iceandfire is a theatre company dedicated to exploring human rights stories through performance. The Actors For Human Rights project is ice&fire’s campaigning programme, presenting readings of first hand accounts of people’s experiences relating to a range of human rights themes. Sebastian Aguirre is a queer human rights activist and theatre practitioner from the Chilean refugee diaspora in the UK. He trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. As well as running the Actors for Human Rights project at ice&fire, he is a long standing member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants and volunteer and steering committee member for LGBTQI+ crisis shelter, the Outside Project.