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Sam the Sword

Edinburgh International Children's Festival

Tue 28 May 2024


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Age Group: 10+
Duration: 1hr
Unreserved seated event. For access information please contact the venue directly

Sam the Sword – Drew Taylor-Wilson

Tue 28 May 11:30-12:30 / 16:45-17:45

Sam the Sword is a performance about a transgender tropical fish, and his journey of self-discovery. We are a full gender-non-conforming / trans team making a poetic fishy tale that normalises the idea of trans people for children and their parents, celebrating self-expression. In nature, it’s very common for fish to change gender – and it can happen even in a household tropical fish tank. We are using this little-known-nugget of mother nature’s brilliance to shed light onto trans identities, creating a story where a trans person is accepted by their family and the joy they find in fully stepping – swimming – into themselves. For ages 10+

Writer/director – Drew Taylor-Wilson
Performer/dramaturg – Afton Moran
Sound/dramaturg – Bobbie Carr
Visuals/dramaturg – Indie McCue

Drew Taylor-Wilson is a non-binary neurodivergent, award-winning theatre director, playwright and facilitator. Drew writes to advocate for seldom heard voices, creating bold contemporary queer stories that de-stigmatise mental health difficulties.
Afton Moran is a non-binary actor based in Edinburgh. As a trans-masculine theatre maker, Afton’s work focusses predominantly on identity, representation and education.

To attend this performance you must register as a delegate with the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival here.

These two works in progress will give delegates a chance to see exciting new ideas being developed for children by Scottish-based performance makers. 

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