Multi-Identities in Monologue Play: Resisting Heteronormativity
The Slug Show presented by Jaixi and Maki Omori
The Slug Show, a solo tragicomedy that presents a sluggish life at the intersection of autism, queerness and immigration while examining the performativity of being normal.
Slug is navigating their life with newly found identities and having some belated realisations on their relationships with people. Slug shares their bizarre experiences of the neurotypical and hetero-normative world, slug also cares about your mental health and self-worth. Slug tries so hard to make you laugh that the jokes get inappropriate.
Writer and Performer
Jiaxi Wang (they/them) is a Lecturer in Contemporary Performance Practice at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They are researching and questioning the assimilation and tokenism in staging queer lives, (mis)representation of neurodivergent lived experience, as well as the activism potential (or the lack thereof) of theatre and performance art. As a practitioner, Jiaxi makes identity-led performance, public participatory shows, and writes interactive fiction.
Performer: Maki Omori. Maki was the performer for The Slug Show at Camden People’s Theatre, 2021.
Moderator: Qiuyan Chen (she/her), founder of Queer China UK.
Welcome & Introduction by Dr.Hongwei Bao. Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Date: 1 June 2022, 3pm-5pm, UK Time | 4-6pm CEST UTC+2 | 10pm-12am China Time | 10am-12pm NY Time
Location: A48, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham, also online via Zoom.