Lauren Bianchi | Colin White | Sarah Rankin
This is the story of a quest.
This is a story about a journey. A journey to find what has been lost.
A journey to find what has been stolen. A journey to find ourselves in
the narrative. For all the queer lives who never had the chance to see
themselves, for the queer lives who first saw themselves in Beth
Jordache : that kiss, or Rosa Diaz, or Nathan Maloney Queer as Folk.
For those whose story was deleted from our folk tales and from our
collective consciousness, forcing us back into the closet.
Our journey begins with the spark of a story from a friend, which
leads us to an old book from the West Highlands and a footnote, which
leads to unpublished manuscripts at the National Library of Scotland.
But will we find what we’re looking for hidden in some dusty
manuscripts from the 1870s. Will we find it at all? And perhaps the
biggest question – why have we started this journey/embarked on this
Just to prove that we exist. And that we have always existed.
And that we defeat robbers and trick tricksters and fall in love and
die old and happy, passing on our stories to the next generation.
Yes we’re queer. And we’ve always been here.
Created especially for the Village Storytelling Festival 2022 by the
Part of Village Storytelling Festival 2022