a new play written & directed by John Roman Baker
Two men, touched by desire and fear, attempt to break through the barriers that surround them. Barriers constructed by the fear of love and the memory of sexual abuse. How close is too close? That’s the question posed by ‘Touched’.
‘Touched’ is a tense and erotically charged new play. It’s written and directed by John Roman Baker who has lived and worked in Amsterdam for the past 10 years. His previous work includes “The Prostitution Plays” and “Prisoners of Sex”. ‘Touched’ shows 2 young men fighting both to love and to be unloved, to touch and not to touch.
Behind the personal story is a wider context. Economics and politics affect personal behaviour and attitudes. How close is too close, for a man haunted by decades of sexual abuse and pain, in a Europe struggling against a quietly emerging new fascism and religious zeal.
Performance Data – AMSTERDAM
4, 5, 6, 7, 12 December 2008
Aputheatre is based in Amsterdam. We produce powerful male drama from a queer point of view. Our work has been seen in many countries accross Europe and we frequently participate in Gay and Lesbian Cultural Festivals around the continent.
We began work in Brighton, England in 1989 under the name of Aids Positive Underground Theatre. In recent years the scope of our work has broadened to include many issues on contemporary importance. In particular we explore the changing dynamics of European politics and demographics.
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