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2023 OFFIE Awards winner - Most Welcoming Venue
16 - 20 May 2023
“The cracks can still be showing and that’s ok. New and old at the same time.”
Crave Productions is thrilled to announce the London premiere of At Birth in May 2023 at the Barons Court Theatre as part of a rolling international premiere tour.
What could possibly go wrong when one drunken night Anna, very gay, and Isaac, very very gay, have sex to heal from a breakup? What follows is a journey covering themes of queer families, abortion rights in the South, and the pursuit of building community, no matter how untypical. This queer dark comedy navigates blurred family lines, friendship, and dealing with the unexpected consequences life can throw at a person.
At Birth is written, performed, and designed by Ty Autry (A Southern Fairytale) a genderqueer Southern creative, and Thalia Gonzalez Kane (A Drunk Lesbian Love Affair) a queer, Ecuadorian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, and theatre scholar. Collectively, they've performed in North America, Australia, and Europe numerous times, garnering multiple awards and critical acclaim for their work on elevating queer voices.
Directing the production is Atlanta-based, award-winning director Melissa Foulger (Artistic Director, DramaTech). Rounding out the creative team is Intimacy Director, Monty Davis (Atlanta-based fight and intimacy choreographer) and Dramaturge, Kat Sandler (Toronto-based award-winning playwright and screenwriter).
At Birth will be touring to the International Dublin Gay Theatre (Dublin, Ireland), Barons Court Theatre (London, United Kindgom), Prague Fringe Festival (Prague, Czech Republic), Out Front Theatre Company (Atlanta, GA), Elite Studio Works (Nashville, TN), and The Queerly Festival (New York, NY).
The play lasts for 60 minutes without an interval.
Content warnings: Partial Nudity, Detailed Discussions of Abortion, Discussions of Death and Dying, Depictions of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Contains References to Homophobia and Heterosexism