The momentum that trans people have been building in the arts and entertainment world is still moving forward despite the disgusting election results.
I was pleased to hear that my homegirl Eden Lane will be for a change on the theater stage instead of her award winning self reporting on the news coming from the theater world as she has done for nearly a decade with her Colorado Public Television based show InFocus With Eden Lane.
The play that Eden will be participating in is being produced by the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn The play is entitled Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, and is written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney.
TransScripts, Part 1: The Women is an original play crafted by Lucas from from interviews with 75 diverse people from six continents around the world who identify as trans. Those 75 trans people varied in age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, educational level and age at transition.
The play is told through the voices of six trans women.
Matthew Hancock, MJ Rodriguez, Rebecca Root and Jack Wetherall round out the cast for TransScripts that will start rehearsals in New York City after Christmas,
Performances are scheduled to begin on January 19 at the Loeb Drama Center, located at 64 Brattle St. in Cambridge, MA, and will run through February 5
Break a leg Eden and all your TransScripts castmates. Hope y’all sell the theater out, and may this play be a megasuccessful blockbuster one with rave reviews!