Step-ball-changing between quaint suburb and queer city, I, AmDram minds the gap between the identities we assert and the worlds we leave.
I, AmDram is about the artist's individual experience, of a particular amateur dramatics society, in a specific New Town, in an unremarkable swathe of Middle England. There may be deeper reflections upon the value of different art forms and labours, our native cultures and our learnt politics, and the tangle of tensions associated with the places we grew up. But the main point is that the performer looks like they're enjoying themselves and we all have a little sing-a-long.
The piece was initially developed in 2017 through Starting Blocks, Camden People's Theatre's artist development scheme. It returned there in May 2018 as part of their Spring Season and then made a hometown return to the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City in September 2018.
Both artist and production are honoured to enjoy the support and best wishes of the Welwyn Thalians Musical and Dramatic Society (est. 1929, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire).