An unusual forum-theater toured in Odessa
Last Friday, Kiev actors came to Odessa with the play “Where are my rights?”, which talks about the barriers that transgender people face every day. The play was created for a wide audience, the leitmotiv of which is a call to tolerance, respect for human rights, empathy.
“In the hourly action, we show the life and difficulties of an ordinary transgender person in our country,” says the director Lilia Guk. “This is also a family relationship that does not perceive the choice of the protagonist, employment, and often lack of money, the medical aspects of life, problems related to the discrepancy between documents of appearance, and difficult relationships with law enforcement officers.
After the performance was completed, everyone could play any role and offer their own solution to a particular problem situation.
Already in an informal conversation, guests admitted that the action helped them to better understand the needs of the Trans-community, although they had an extremely negative attitude towards such people.
The performance was created by the AUCO “Convictus” – the leader of social support in Ukraine, and with the support of the British Embassy in Ukraine.