Rachael Young

Experimentica presents

Defiantly challenging homophobia and transphobia, OUT is a duet – a conversation between two bodies, carving out a new kind of space, reclaiming Dancehall and celebrating Vogue culture amongst the bittersweet scent of oranges. 

'We’re shape-shifting in a bid to fit in; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enough…' 

Embracing personal, political and cultural dissonance; this act of interdisciplinary self-expression smashes through normativity, summoning voices and re-enacting movements in an exhilarating mash-up of remembrance and re-invention.

Winner of the 2017 South East Dance A Place to Dance Brighton Fringe Award and nominated for the 2017 Total Theatre & The Place Award for Dance


OUT challenges gender conformity and normativity, through raw and pure physical expression. The two performers bare it all on stage, and take us on a demanding, emotional, intense and stimulating journey, elegantly highlighted by oranges.
Edinburgh Festivals magazine ★★★★★


Created and performed by: Rachael Young
Performed with: Marikiscrycrycry
Originally co-created and performed with: Dwayne Antony
Sound Designer: Naomi Jackson
Lighting Design: Nao Nag
Set and Costume Design: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Outside eye: Joseph Mercier
Dramaturgy consultant: Martin Hargreaves
Production Manager: Anna Smith
Producer: Laura Sweeney
Artist Assistant: Alison Garner

Thank you to the following interviewees who were involved in the research process: Deborah Fletcher, Lola Kodana, Myah Jeffers and Delroy Robertson

OUT was created with support from Arts Council England, In Between Time, The Yard Theatre, Curve Leicester, The Marlborough Theatre, South East Dance and Greenwich University

Image: Marcus Hessenberg