In early 2018, I made a short film called “Seven Stages” with Bristol-based production company Calling the Shots as a part of the Arts Council England funded First Acts scheme. My film brought together a drag king, played by Isabel Adomakoh Young, a working men’s club and a Shakespearean monologue to create a one-take statement about the theatrics of modern masculinity. It premiered as a part of Playback Festival 2018 at the ICA, alongside the other films from the First Acts scheme.