Flamingo, a collection of seven monologues looking at how we perceive and project ourselves through the platform of social media is to be presented online by students of Bristol-based Theatre Arts Academy, The Big Act.
The collected monologues are written and performed by post 18 students and explores the highs and lows of figuring out exactly who it is we see staring back at us when we look in the mirror.
In an age where we build countless fake versions of ourselves for the world to see and to send off into social media, Flamingo glimpses into the lives of seven people when their true self floats to the surface and is visible for a moment.
For some this is an uplifting and freeing experience, for others the person they are greeted with is someone they aren’t ready to acknowledge. From those cursed to ugly, cry at rom-coms, to the ancient struggle of getting your parents to notice you, this group of seven unlikely narrators try to make sense of the world around them and fully grasp the times where self-discovery feels inches away. For the characters we meet the world is brought into sharp focus for a fleeting minute and they are left to make sense of it.
Flamingo is presented by The Big Act, an arts organisation offering professional training for young people as well as private vocal coaching and producing professional theatre across the UK.
Flamingo contains strong language and sexual references and is not suitable for children.
The performance will be broadcast live via The Big Act’s Facebook page at 18:30 on Friday 22 May 2020.