“Lifestyle with Shay/Underneath” is a story about growing up “different”, pretending to be something you are not, acting in certain ways because you think that is what is expected of you by family, friends, society. It’s about hiding parts of yourself that you feel ashamed of or embarrassed by and how far you would go to pretend to have the perfect life even though we know that there are no such things as the “perfect life”. And what happens when the part of you that you’ve buried deep down comes bubbling forth unexpectedly. It’s about the image you present to others versus what is really going on in your head.
This event starts off with a sharing of an extract from “Lifestyle with Shay/Underneath”, we then invite the audience to share their thoughts on the themes touched upon in the extract as well as their own experiences of these themes. Do you have a story of when you really wanted to tell a colleague what you thought of their backstabbing bitchiness? When you wanted to tell your flatmate to shove it up somewhere after another passive-aggressive round of post-it note war. Why didn’t you? Do you feel the need to pretend that everything is ok even when it isn’t? The need to pretend to be something you are not? Do you sometimes feel like an imposter? Wouldn’t it be great if we can say whatever is on our mind without our internal filters or the filters of what is deemed acceptable by society? We invite you to bring a cup of tea/coffee/alcohol and a story you want to share or if you don’t want to share a story then bring a drink and listen to others’ stories that will hopefully resonate long after the end of the event. This is a participatory event, but only if you want to participate of course.
FREE but booking required.