Headliners - Cheryl Martin
Our headliner for March is Cheryl Martin!!
A two-time Manchester Evening News Theatre Award winner – as writer and as director -- Cheryl Martin was Guest Curator for Liverpool’s Homotopia 2018, the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ festival. A Co-Artistic Director of Manchester’s Black Gold Arts Festival, Cheryl’s acclaimed Homotopia-commissioned show Rent Party is still touring nationally after two years on the road. Her new solo show One Woman, R&D-supported by Made at HOME, has just won an Unlimited Wellcome Collection Partnership Award main commission. Her 2018 new play on HIV for Contact, I Am Because We Are, is headed for a national and international 2020 tour. Cheryl’s first solo stage show Alaska featured twice at Contact’s Flying Solo Festival before a national tour including 2016’s A Nation’s Theatre and still touring – and featured in the 2019 Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe. It was inspired by her Polari Prize longlisted first collection of poems, also called Alaska.