J. Fergus Evans

my heart is hitchhiking down peachtree street

Presented by Word of Warning, Guiness Northern Counties + Z-arts
during Domestic

####In Brief Stories of Southern Comfort, dancing drag queens and singing cicadas from the sticky heat of Atlanta, Georgia.

Please note: this is a show for maximum 9 people, lasting approximately 60 minutes. Suitable for ages 12+.

####Venue + Booking Details
(Day One: Saturday 16 November 2013, 2pm + 5pm + 8pm: day sold-out)
Day Two: Sunday 17 November 2013, 2pm (+ 5pm + 8pm: both sold-out)
Venue: Cooper House, off Boundary Lane, Manchester, M15 6DX — a 5 minute walk from Oxford Road (Aquatic Centre/RNCM), with a bus stop right outside for no’s 53, 85, 86, 99, 101, 104, 105, 108, 109, 112, 250, 253, 263 & 291.
Tickets: £6/4, can be booked online; a fee applies.
Tickets: £6/4, can be reserved over the phone: 07581 299 439 (leave a message + we’ll get back to you).

####Access Information
As a sited event, Domestic presents a number of access challenges. The flat My Heart Is… takes place in is level access, but doorways are narrow and wheelchair access may not be possible dependent on width. If you are a wheelchair user planning to come please contact us asap on 07581 299 439. Spoken word based.
Age advisory: 12+
For specific age and access information please email info@habarts.org or call 07581 299 439.

Fergus has lived in England for almost seven years. He hasn’t been back to his hometown in five.

my heart is hitchhiking down peachtree street is a one-man show about living far away from home. It’s about the stories you tell people when they ask you where you’re from. It’s about learning that once you leave, you can’t go back.

Using animation, storytelling, and spoken word, the show is about trying to make sense of where you come from when you’re very far from home.
J.Fergus Evans

####Who is he?
J. Fergus Evans is a yarn-spinnin’, boy-kissin’ spoken word + performance artist.

His work focuses on restaging spoken word using video, soundscaping and sculpture. He deftly weaves poetry, theatre, and installation into tapestries saturated with lived experience and half-imagined fantastical landscapes.

Previous work includes (among other things) a forest created from over a thousand donated sympathy cards; he has created work with a number of leading arts organisations including Contact, The Albany, and BAC; he is also a certified life coach and independent producer.

####What people have said about him

a refreshing reminder of just what can be achieved in Theatre
The Public Reviews

If you haven’t heard of Fergus Evans, you soon will
The Pink Paper

Gently perceptive… rich and unhurried…
Total Theatre

Heartwarming and intimate
A Younger Theatre
J.Fergus Evans

Written and performed by J. Fergus Evans.
Co-produced by Contact with support from The Albany.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Image by ‘Off the Grid’ and photography by Roshana Rubin-Mayhew.
Domestic is produced by hÅb; supported by Guinness Northern Counties, Z-arts + City Response Ltd. With thanks to Wesley Community Furniture.

jfergusevans.com | @Fergus_Evans