My name is Nick Gilbert. I’m one of the founding members of The Zoo Co Theatre Company (the Founding Father, if you will. You won’t, but worth a try). This is The Finding Man Project, which is still in its fledgling years
but I’m here to tell you a bit about it…
It started when, a few years ago, someone asked me what it was like to be the only man at the core of this company working with three women. I hadn’t thought about it before. These three women were my friends. I was just in a theatre company with my friends, wasn’t I?
Yes, is the short answer, but also our different genders did have certain effects that I had never realised before. Over the next few years – with much help from other men and women alike – I thought about gender, masculinity and how these things affect us everyday a lot. I thought about it even enough to think; ‘I could make a show about this’. And so here we are.
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT PRETEND TO BE AN EXPERT IN BEING A MAN. I DON’T THINK THAT’S EVEN A THING.
Dates and Times:
Mondays from 24th July – 28th August
Project B in East Croydon
It will be a one-person show about masculinity. I do not want this to be a piece just about me, I am keen for it to honour other men and their experiences and for this reason there will likely be an audience engagement, interaction and participation element to the show. Hopefully it will be informative to some degree, but largely I am aiming to dissect what we mean when we talk about masculinity and try to discover how much truth there really is in these ideas. And if that sounds far too pretentious, I also want it to be funny. And just the right amount of weird.
So, you know, fingers crossed.
That’s all from me for now, but for more info and to keep up to date with this and other Zoo Co projects you cansign up for our free monthly newsletter on the Contact Us page (and there’s a picture of my face at the top, aren’t you lucky), check out the Finding Man: Blog page or alternatively, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org