Isley Lynn’s Skin a Cat transfers to The Bunker following its sell-out award-winning run at the VAULT Festival.
Skin a Cat follows Alana on an awkward sexual odyssey with a kaleidoscope of off-kilter characters: from getting her first period at nine years old and freaking out her frantic mother, to watching bad porn at a house party with her best friend’s boyfriend, to a painful examination by an overly cheery gynaecologist – all in the pursuit of losing her virginity and finally becoming a woman, whatever that means…
Semi-autobiographical, Skin a Cat is a personal and ambitious story of sexual discovery and dysfunction, exploring the challenges and consequences of not having a ‘normal’ sex life. Alana’s journey is unique and yet Skin a Cat speaks to our shared experiences with joy, candour and levity making a difficult subject more accessible.
Skin a Cat illustrates a story that isn’t being told – Lynn’s unique, bold, and irreverent voice allows audiences to engage in these difficult conversations with optimism and openness. The initial production at VAULT showed the impact these stories have, regardless of sexuality, gender and age.
Isley Lynn comments, The Bunker are hitting the ground running by programming exciting, top quality, genuinely risky new work and I take it as a massive compliment to be the very first show there. Opening a new venue is always a big deal, but for us it’s a validation of all 2 the hard slog that’s gone into the project so far, mounting it with our own resources and pulling in favours – it feels as if it’s all paying off.
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