The move comes after her Morrissey-inspired production was
refused funding from Arts Council England.
The interactive show - which centres around a fictional birthday
party which The Smiths frontman is invited to - is designed to give
a point of relation for the "excluded, oppressed, bookish, fat,
spectacle wearers, LGBTQ, outsiders and others of the world".
In addition to the show itself, the project will feature
interactive workshops for excluded young people to run alongside
and complement the show, plus two outreach workshops at the Contact
But Lame needs to raise £9,000 for the concept to become a
reality. Currently, £670 has been donated.
Speaking about her aim, Lame told DIVA: "I have already received
an amazing amount of support in kind from the Battersea Arts Centre
in London and the Contact Theatre in Manchester.
"Both have granted Artist in Residence placements to develop the
show...but we need cash to make the project happen."
Currently only 30 per cent of all eligible projects are
receiving Arts Council funding.
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