Post-Show Discussion & Exhibition Launch
Wednesday 5th April
Don't go for second best, baby! People with HIV deserve the best in life: physical and mental wellbeing, acceptance and - most of all - the chance to tell their own stories.
In his show Live to Tell: (a proposal for) The Madonna Jukebox Musical, writer-performer Brian Mullin does just that, mashing up his real life experience of 10 years on antiretroviral meds into a crazy queer hybrid of pop music dreams and personal revelations. But the story of HIV is much more varied than just his experience...
For the past two months, Brian has partnered with HIV charity Positive East for a series of workshops with women and men from diverse backgrounds, all living with HIV. The result is "Expressing Ourselves" an exhibition of powerful and personal writing in CPT's cafe that offers new perspectives on what it feels like to live with HIV. Stigma is real, but these writers share voices of joy, strength and empowerment, with a few of their favorite song lyrics mixed in!
The exhibition will be up throughout the run of Live to Tell (until 14th April). It will kick off with a post-show event on Wednesday, 5th April - chaired by Dr Shema Tariq (belts and braces) (UCL), with Brian and Mina Kakaiya of Positive East, and readings from the Expressing Ourselves writers. Book your tickets for the show on 5th April and stay to hear their powerful experiences.