A Not So Secret History – Queer Performance Space
|This project took the central themes of Identity, Division and Oppression made evident from prior site analysis. I found a lack of history regarding the LGBT+ community and as we know that histories narrative is often written by the victors. This led me to design an inclusive space for marginalised communities to share their histories.|
This venue can be used as a setting for performance and also as a safe social space that members and the wider public can be free to be themselves, learn about the different communities and work to improve the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. The public spaces of the theatre include a café, bar, community centre and a flexible performance space. This perforce space can be set up in a variety of ways to suit the requirements of the performance. Such as a Ballroom (Responding to the African-American and Latin American underground LGBTQ+ ballroom subculture) to be used for events and exhibitions, a contemporary “Theatre in the Round” or as a more traditional front facing stage.