Contact Theatre's Young Company CYC Visited The Reno 12 Last Thursday

This video is really special. Our meeting has stayed with me all week. Aged 16 to 25 CYC are at the beginning of their journey. Figuring out their identity. Like we were in the Reno. As Persian points out you can't get out of this conundrum. It's a rite of passage. You will identify with them every step of the way.

Lauren: I basically left Northern Ireland because it was driving me round the bend. . . . I’m Northern Irish and I’m British but I’m Irish but I’m all 3. But I can’t be all 3 . . . I’m trying to figure out where I fit where I fit in all of that.

 Barrie: That’s similar to our . . . we’re all half-caste, mixed race, black. We weren’t accepted by neither white or black. We had to figure out where we stood.

Lauren: 'We want our kids to know the shit that we’ve been through' . . . but that’s feeding into ‘I hate them because they shot my uncle.' And it just goes round and round and round. At what point do we stop and say can we forget about this? Can we just be fucking amicable?

Me: Everything you are saying is actually your art. That's your real art to just be fucking totally honest. That's the dare. 

Can't comment try Chrome. 

#excavatingthereno #therenolive #therenoatthewhitworth #northernireland

Read more about:


Where I've Been

30 October, 2020

Another Virus Devastated My Family

12 April, 2020

Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder

05 April, 2020

Everyone Was Sick Of Listening To Me

29 March, 2020

Mother's Day During The Lockdown

22 March, 2020



2019 (96)

2018 (78)

2017 (98)