Where to Belong UK TOUR
3 Sept to 14 Oct 2021
CASA Festival, London (Added date)
3rd Sept 7.30pm
7th Sept 7:30pm
9th Sept 8:00pm
18th Sept 7:30pm
23rd Sept 7:30pm
14th Oct 7:45pm
Presented by Victor Esses and CASA (in partnership with Counterpoint Arts)
“There is real tenderness here and emotional connection” The Stage
What makes a home for you?
Victor is Jewish-Lebanese, Brazilian, and gay. In 1975, Victor's mother fled Lebanon as a refugee of the Civil War. In 2017, Victor visited Lebanon for the first time. In 2018, amidst the elections that will see Brazil choose a far-right president, he travels from London to São Paulo to show his partner the city of his childhood.
Where to Belong is the tender, moving autobiographical story of Victor’s journeys – an exploration of how to find your place in a rich and complex world of identities.
“Esses’ achievement is how he makes what might at first seem a remote or unfamiliar experience immediately accessible.”
★★★★ A Younger Theatre
“Something that will stay with you”
Shortlisted for the Zealous: Emerge Performance Prize.
Where to Belong was developed with CASA Festival and Rich Mix. Following an acclaimed run at Summerhall (Edinburgh Fringe), the tour is supported by Arts Council England
Victor Esses (writer/performer) is an award nominated theatre maker and performance artist. He is interested in exploring belonging, resilience and intimacy through autobiography, storytelling, participation, multimedia, and live art; creating open entry points into who we are now, and how we might imagine better futures. His work has encompassed performance art, interactive games, larp, theatre, music, poetry and video installation. He is an associate artist with CASA Festival and has performed, directed and shown work with Arcola Theatre, Whitechapel Gallery, Barbican (Fertility Fest), BAC, Summerhall, The Lowry, Arts Admin, Cambridge Junction, Latitude Festival and more.
Set, costume and visuals: Yorgos Petrou
Assistant Maker: Fernanda Senra
Producer: Heather Ralph
Touring Production Manager: Nick Allsop
Marketing: Cup Of Ambition
PR: Chloe Nelkin Consulting