Lyndsay Muir, Senior Lecturer PGCE Secondary Drama at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), will be taking part in an online panel discussion focused on trans right hosted by the National Theatre Scotland.
Taking place on Wednesday 21 April at 7pm the discussion, titled 'Adam - where are we now?', has been organised to mark the television broadcast of the stage play Adam.
Inspired by the life of Adam Kashmiry, who plays himself, Adam tells the remarkable story of a young trans man and his struggle across genders and borders to be himself. Originally a National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) stage play, Adam has been reinvented as a compelling, theatrical on-screen drama as a part of the BBC Arts, culture in quarantine series/campaign. Adam will be broadcast on BBC Four on Tuesday 20th and is available on iPlayer thereafter.
Adam features a virtual online trans world choir, of which Lyndsay is a member, brought together for the original award-winning stage production. They appear together on-screen singing Jocelyn Pook’s epic choral original score.
Following the original broadcast, Lyndsay will be taking part in an online panel discussion with fellow member of the Adam choir, Harrison Knights and Adam Kishmiry. Taking place on Wednesday 21 April at 7pm, the discussion will be focused on trans rights and how far they have moved since Adam's journey began, and how far they still have to go.
Speaking ahead of the broadcast, Lyndsay, who has worked as a professional actor, director and facilitator along with leading on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the secondary PGCE programme at BGU, shared her excitement at taking part:
“I am really delighted to be contributing to the panel discussion 'Adam - where are we now?' alongside other Adam World Choir members Harrison Knights and Adam Kashmiry. The original NTS production of Adam won a fringe first at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and it is great to see it recognised again with this new broadcast that will allow us to share its message with a whole new audience”
Lyndsay has previously discussed the NTS production of Adam and foregrounding trans people telling their stories through hosting individual conversations on their own terms in her TEDx talk 'Tea with Trans - what's on (and off) the menu'. You can find more information on that talk by clicking here.
Photo Credit: Adam Kashmiry & Yasmin Al-Khudhairi - Photography by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan