Nando Messias - TransMission: Sissy TV

Nando Messias - TransMission: Sissy TV
Date 26th - 27th Oct 2023 Price £12/£8 concession Location Tramway Book tickets 0845 330 3501 0845 330 3501

Part of Take Me Somewhere Festival 

Thursday 26 October 5.30 - 6.30pm
Friday 27 October 7 - 8pm

TransMission: Sissy TV is a project investigating trans archives. It seeks to address the gap in representation of trans and non-binary voices in institutional archives and starts with the personal and artistic archive of Nando Messias, accumulated over two decades of creating work.  Messias uses their archive as a framework to discuss larger issues such as transphobia, the pathologisation of trans bodies and identities, trans exclusion, social violence and visibility. They travel the country with their archive in tow, performing inside their closet which they set up on stage .The audience is  invited to enter and sit with Messias, to touch their costumes, to smell their perfume, to try on their shoes and to queer exclusionary notions of who has the right to speak up.

BSL Interpreted by Ali Gordon

Includes nudity, direct reference to transphobia and violence
Recommended for ages 18+ 

Show Credits: 

Concept and performance: Nando Messias
Co-design: Joshua Gadsby and Naomi Kuyck-Cohen 
Directing support: Hester Stefan Chillingworth
Dramaturgical support: Neil Bartlett
Production manager: Malachy Orozco
Design adapted for Glasgow performances and stage hand: Gabe Gilmour

Production credits: Developed with support from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Council England and Artsadmin

Photo Holly Revell