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'Draws on a vital history of trans performance - an emerging canon that may no longer be ignored.' - Morgan M Page, from her foreword

Seven turbulent years. Five radical performances. One landmark publication.

None of Us is Yet a Robot charts artist and performer Emma Frankland's gender transition against a shifting social and political landscape, while grappling with the systematic erasure of trans history.

Richly illustrated with images from the performances and designed in close collaboration with the author, the book is a new experience in itself as well as a vital document of Emma's groundbreaking work in theatre.

Featuring introductions from foremost theatre practitioners, including Maddy Costa and Travis Alabanza, this collection of work is an evocative exploration of a trans experience in twenty-first century Britain.

About the Author


Emma Frankland is an award-winning theatre-maker and performer. She has created a diverse collection of work and was featured in the British Council Showcase at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival with an anarchic adaptation of Don Quijote. The show won the Wildfire Critic's Choice award at the 2014 Ignite festival and has toured the UK and internationally, appearing in Rio de Janeiro at Festival del Tempo. Emma is an associate artist with Coney, as well as a regular collaborator with Chris Goode and Company and award-winning podcast Welcome to Night Vale. She is an established dramaturge for other artists and companies including Milk Presents and Rachael Clerke. Emma is a two-time Fringe First award winner and Total Theatre Award nominee. None of Us is Yet a Robot have presented work in Paris (Trans Time) Sao Paulo (Mix Brazil/ SSEX BBOX) Jakarta (British Council) and across the UK (Buzzcut, BAC, Forest Fringe, CPT, Brighton Dome.)


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786826459
ISBN-10: 1786826453
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: August 5th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English

None of Us Is Yet a Robot: Five Performances on Gender Identity and the Politics of Transition (Paperback)