Written by Alexis Gregory
Directed by Annie Kershaw
Co-produced by Reading Rep Theatre
2-6 July 2019 @ Reading Studio
Emily Joh Miller
About the show
A recent study found that 25% of UK homeless and at-risk young people identify as LGBT.
Safe is a powerful verbatim theatre piece exploring these often untold stories. These are tales of sexuality, gender, childhood, identity, family, religion, race and addiction. A humour-filled exploration and celebration of what it means to feel truly safe in today’s world.
Safe was created out of interviews with four Albert Kennedy Trust service users.
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports homeless and at risk LGBTQ+ youth.
To further discussions inspired from the play, there was a post-show Q&A session following the performance of Safe on Tuesday 2ndJuly. Representatives from homeless charities (Launchpad, Stonewall Housing) and LGTBQIA+ associations (Support U) spoke on the subject of ‘Safe Spaces: Combatting LGBTQIA+ homelessness’.