I Have Always Been A Storm

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What if you could bring forth a weather phenomenon where flowers bloomed at your command? Or created clouds with shapes so clear there would be no debate about whether you could see a car or a robot? What if you could make whatever weather you wanted?

Watching children actively imagining is incredible fun. Without the filters of self-doubt they are free to dream up surreal and somewhat lovely scenarios. There was a lot of audience participation in I Have Always Been A Storm, but the audience at the performance I attended didn’t seem to mind.

The premise of the show is that Kimber Hall’s gale – a lonely and misunderstood weather pattern – has been bending the rules and is at risk of having their weather license revoked. It was amusing to watch the kids get progressively more worried about this prospect, as Kimber spent more and more time in a ‘time-out’ box.

While the show is intended as a criticism of the gender binary and a celebration of self-expression, this message is subtle enough that unless you’re queer yourself you probably won’t notice.

After the show Kimber – who identifies as non-binary – explained: “I just came out to my parents. I thought I needed to come out to them and making this show gave me the courage to come out, but that’s why I made it very subtle.

“I wanted to make a piece for kids that kind of plays up the idea that you can be whatever you feel inside. I care about that one kid. Even if other kids are just having a good time, if it resonates with one kid then that’s my job done.”

I Have Always Been A Storm
Tolbooth Market, Gladstone’s Court, EH8 8BN

Aug 16-25, 17:30, FREE

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