Queer ballroom culture to be explored in new immersive production of Romeo & Juliet

CATEGORY IS…ROMEO&JULIET (a brand new immersive show at Colab Factory) will transport audiences to 1980s New York City and to the heart of queer ballroom culture – recently highlighted to a new generation by FX’s hit TV show Pose, and seminal 1991 documentary Paris is Burning.

New York in the 1980’s: we see the legendary rivalry of the House of Montague and House of Capulet play out with intense vogue battles, outrageous dance moves, over-the-top outfits, and a hell of a lot of heart. Audiences will join the Houses inside the Ballroom where they will be surrounded by the action the glamour, and Shakespeare’s iconic words.

With a cast of LGBTQIA+ performers, drag queens, actors, and dancers from all ends of the gender spectrum, CATEGORY IS…ROMEO & JULIET will open on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

Open auditions will be held on Saturday 21 March at The Urdang Academy 2, 259 Goswell Road, EC1M 7AH, with registration from 11.00am. The producers are looking for the hottest and most diverse talent from across the sexuality and gender spectrum, as well as BAME performers.

For more information visit CategoryIs.co.uk