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No I.D.

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1m

With laughter, music, and a healthy dose of care, NO I.D. is a love letter to gender transitions and an examination of how absurd our bureaucratic systems can be.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 2023 VAULT Award for Show of the Week

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Summary

“Trans people don’t often get a chance to talk about this bit. Where you see your old self in the person you become.”

Tatenda Shamiso tells the story of his experience as a Black transgender immigrant in the UK. Using the songs he wrote throughout his first year on testosterone alongside letters, signatures and a whole lot of paperwork, he guides us through what it takes to validate Black and queer identities in the eyes of the law.

With laughter, music, and a healthy dose of care, NO I.D. is a love letter to gender transitions and an examination of how absurd our bureaucratic systems can be.

History
NO I.D. was first performed at Theatre Peckham on 4 May 2022.
TATENDA
ANDREW (VOICE)
AUTOMATED PHONE VOICE
This piece was written to be performed by transgender/genderqueer (i.e. your assigned gender at birth does not reflect your current gender identity, whether that is fluid, nonbinary, or binary trans) people of colour.
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Media

“A frank, funny and intimate exploration of gender transition.” — The Guardian

“A triumphantly lyrical, frank and generously funny exploration of the challenges.” — The Stage

“Resolutely honest and brilliant, this is a lionhearted revelation in dramatic form.” — TimeOut

“Beautifully poised, full of revealing complexity.” — WhatsOnStage

“Bountiful, bold and bonkers – this is a piece of liberatory, transcendent storytelling with a grateful, melodic heart.” — Binge Fringe

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Authors

Tatenda Shamiso

Tatenda (he/him) is a theatre-maker, writer and musician with origins from Zimbabwe, Belgium, the United States and Switzerland. He is also a scholarly researcher in Afrofuturism and its potential to deconstruct and rebuild our notions of gender, space and time. Tatenda ...

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