Unfamiliar at Home embraces the new digital landscape to break down traditional performance boundaries as Victor Esses and Yorgos Petrou share their autobiographical piece from their home direct to audiences’ own. This intimate and moving production combines Victor’s theatre and performance making techniques with Yorgos’ background as a visual artist. Unfamiliar is a product of them working together, to explore how they can expand their family.
Beautifully intimate, full of gentle humour and tender moments, Unfamiliar is a stripped back autobiographical piece about being queer, wanting children and, ultimately, the human desire to create a legacy. Presented in association with theatres across the UK, this online tour will be performed live for audiences on Zoom each night as Unfamiliar at Home.
Victor Esses and Yorgos Petrou comment: “it’s an exciting thing to bring the audience on a journey with us in our real home, to make something so comfortable to us become strange and unfamiliar. It allows us to explore the feelings, the unsaid, the hard to communicate stuff that surfaces in and occupies our home in this quest to get ready to become dads. It feels like an important moment to touch on choice and to empower ourselves to believe that we are deserving, especially at a time of crisis and struggle.”
Unfamiliar at Home will be performed live on Zoom in association with Cambridge Junction on 25 November at 7.30pm. The performance will be one hour long, followed by a 20 minute Q&A. Book your tickets, from £8, via the Cambridge Junction website.