A Shiny Life For Me!

a personal review blog by Bianca


04 March 2023
Vault Festival
5.0 out of 5.0 stars

No ID is a very personal story. Tatenda Shamiso leads the audience on an odyssey through his transition. He recorded videos and songs through the first year of testosterone therapy and utilises these to tell his very personal experience with finding his truth and living according to it.

From the challenges with the health care system to living without an ID, conversations with friends and family, to reviewing childhood experiences in a new light, Tatenda opens up about the most private challenges and struggles, on his term. He seems very comfortable on stage, weaving a beautiful view into his life.

It’s rare to see a show built so much on personal experience, a glimpse into another life. And seeing it presented so smoothly and with a large dose of Tatenda’s personality coming through, was a joy. There are emotionally difficult moments in the show, but they are far outweighed with positive, life affirming moments that shine through strongly.

If you have a chance to see No ID, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s an emotional, intense show, presented with a lot of heart and humour.

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