The battle for equality has been ongoing for centuries and diversity is much talked about these days, yet still far from being self-evident. With many movements and campaigns focussing on fighting racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, belief-based bigotry, sexual violence, mental health discrimination and more, much has been achieved, but much has also been disregarded. White feminism, misogynoir and transmisogyny are just some of the terms coined to describe the lack of awareness of intersection for many as well as lack of solidarity for others.
Breaking Loose is a new festival that aims to look at the importance of intersectionality and solidarity in this discourse and the need for these to advance true change.
We are currently accepting proposals for theatre productions, workshops, talks, film screenings and other events. There is no fee to take part for selected projects and all proceeds will be shared between visiting company, festival and venue. Furthermore, projects will be included in a brochure and marketing campaign as well as be provided with a venue technician for their event and any necessary tech time (due to the quick turn-around of the festival, we won't be able to host anything technically complicated though).