Collaboration with Big Boots Theatre

30 June 2018

METRO and Big Boots Theatre Company are joining forces, to produce a newly devised show to be staged at the King's Head Theatre in London, during their Queer Month in August 2018. 

Participates from a theatre workshop posing for a photo

Over a ten week programme, a group of queer Latinos living with or affected by HIV, will receive basic acting training and access drama therapy sessions. Participants will share their own life stories of how it is to be living as queer Latino migrants in the UK. They will devise and perform these stories together with four professional actors.

"I am thrilled that METRO is working with Big Boots on this pioneering drama project through our Emerging Communities Programme. I knew we were perfect partners after watching their beautiful and thoroughly moving production of Holding the Man - which so effectively articulated the impact of HIV through its poignant love story.", Dr Greg Ussher, METRO CEO.

The workshops are facilitated by Sebastian Palka the Artistic Director of Big Boots Theatre Company. METRO's project lead is Tony Furlong.

If you are Latino or Brazilian and living with or affected by HIV, email our Tony Furlong or call on 020 8305 5000 to get involved.