trying to find mesummer 2019, festival tour #tryingtofindme
“Sorry… We’re not friends yet. You and I. I’m so over familiar….”
A restless Ann paces her room full of shoes, clothes and stories. As she reflects on the pains and pleasures of online dating, the sudden weight of dealing with grief, and the ups and downs of her mental health, Ann tries to find those barriers in her life that stop her truly finding herself…but keep her trying to find a man.
Featuring movement and a club soundtrack trying to find me marries Bridget Jones’ Diary and Insecure with Blind Date.
Written and performed by BEFFTA award-winning Ann Akin (BBC1/HBO’s The Strike Series, Channel 4’s Electric Dreams, Channel 4’s Humans and BBC2’s The Jayone Prince Show), trying to find me exposes the secret, heart-breaking and wonderfully honest and funny world of Ann — a black woman in her early 30s looking for love and in many ways, trying to heal.
Written and performed by Ann Akin, presented by tiata fahodzi in association with Talawa Theatre Company.