A journey from John O’Neill’s childhood to the present day as he explores his own identity.

Written in spoken word and performed by himself, join John as he enters his thirtieth year looking at himself, his choices and the world around whilst asking… Am I Queer?

Am I Queer? has been developed with the support of The Met and The Lowry, in association with Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network’s Pride Stages programme.

The Pride Stages Bursary is supported by The Met and Bury Pride, Waterside Arts and Pride in Trafford, The Lowry and Salford Pride, Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Oldham Pride, Manchester International Festival, and Manchester Pride.


Matt Concannon

Salford born Matt Concannon is an actor and spoken word artist who also goes by the name The Thirsty Poet.

He uses spoken word to address prevalent issues and get communities talking about them, lending his voice to those who can’t find theirs. The topic of mental health features in a number of his pieces. Performing with a lyrical storytelling style he makes these issues accessible. He has worked with companies around Manchester to create bespoke pieces, as well as teaching spoken word across schools, drama schools and running creative writing sessions as part of a wellbeing program.

Dates & Times

Last session: Thu 24 Jun 2021 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
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