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Alok Vaid-Menon presents


  • Wednesday 28 June 7.30pm

The Marlborough Theatre

60 mins

£6/£5 concessions

Capturing Hate, a recent investigative report, analyzed eyewitness videos of anti-trans violence filmed as entertainment. The 329 videos they review have been viewed 89,233,760 times — they are so popular, in fact, that companies sponsor branded content on them to sell products.

From the cinema to the street, do transfeminine people matter beyond our entertainment value?

In this solo-performance situated at the place where the URL and IRL converge Alok explores the sinister sides of visibility and our abusive relationship with the internet: How many Facebook likes does it take to love yourself? How many followers does it take to feel less alone? What would it mean to understand the internet – and the violence it inflicts – as real? Why do we call cis people looking at trans people progress?

Join for an evening of poetry and experimental performance confronting heartbreak, digital alienation, and the meaning of intimacy in a digital world.

Alok Vaid-Menonis an internationally acclaimed trans writer, entertainer, and public speaker. Known for their expressive poetry and biting comedy, Alok has charmed audiences across the world and emerged as a prominent voice in the transgender movement. Based in New York City, Alok regularly performs to sold-out houses at venues like The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Mercury Lounge. Alok was recently part of the HBO documentary The Trans List, the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, and the Lincoln Center’s La Casita Festival.

If you have a Companion/PA then they can accompany you for free, please send an email to to arrange a ticket, and let us know if you have any further access requirements. Ear plugs are available upon request.

We have a hearing loop in the theatre, you can connect to the induction loop via your hearing aid. Do this by switching your hearing aid to the T position.

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