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A Tale of Three May Thirteens

The photo on the left is from two years ago after completing my final performance of Johnna Adam’s World Builders. Working on the show, I had an odd sense of finality that gave an already meaningful process even more significance. Each moment was precious because I felt sure that I’d never play such a great role again. In a way, […]

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Coloring Outside the Lines

Mercena West Schulenburg doesn’t really need any other ways of being different. At her school, she’s the only kid with two female parents, the only one with a trans parent, and the only vegetarian, meaning she eats different food from her classmates almost every day. And so it would be entirely reasonable if she decided to start coloring inside the […]

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A Trans Heart in Arya Stark’s Story

Game of Thrones was never must-see TV for me. I enjoyed it, but it was easy to forget after the episodes ended. Then Arya Stark traveled to the House of Black and White to join the Faceless Men and something changed. Now, I’m not saying Arya is a trans character. The language of our world doesn’t belong to the Seven Kingdoms. […]

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Facilitating Post-Reading Conversation of Rage Play

Tonight I’ll be facilitating a post-reading discussion of the themes of Rage Play by Nandita Shenoy along with the director Lori Elizabeth Parquet. In December of last year, I facilitated a similar post-workshop talkback, and I was moved and energized by the conversations we had about uprooting internalized patriarchy and then disrupting and dismantling it everywhere. It was a significant […]

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