Out Front: Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, Nov. 18

CHICAGO — About Face Theater will be holding a reading at Theater Wit in Chicago.

From the Facebook event:

Since 2013, AFT’s OUT FRONT series has presented workshops and readings of new work exploring LGBTQIA themes. Join us for a FREE reading of:

by Paul Lucas
directed by Delia Kropp
Presented by About Face Theatre at Theater Wit, Chicago
Sunday, November 18, 5 p.m.
Following the 3 p.m. matinee of AFT’s The Bitter Earth


This is a free event. Please RSVP via e-mail at [email protected] to reserve your seat as seating is limited.

PLEASE NOTE: A Facebook RSVP will not guarantee a spot. Please e-mail the address above to reserve your seat.

Seven remarkable transgender lives, intertwined in one beautiful tapestry.

This show is a rare thing for Chicago audiences: trans women’s tales told entirely in their own words – brought to life exclusively by transgender actors.

Funny, articulate, and gripping, Trans Scripts shares stories from our gender diverse community seldom witnessed in any theatre. Human. Essential. Spanning a wide spectrum of generations, nationalities, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

More than ever, transgender women may be the most misunderstood cohort in America. Burdened by decades of lurid, exploitative Hollywood stereotypes and press coverage that has cast them as either sub-human freaks or extraordinary super-heroes.

Trans Scripts demonstrates eloquently that trans struggles are indeed everyone’s. To be seen. To be loved. To make a living and find a place among our fellow humans, forging lives that are true and meaningful.

This staged reading follows the play’s acclaimed productions at Boston’s renowned American Repertory Theater and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The event marks AFT’s commemoration of Transgender Awareness Week, celebrating our community and contextualizing the November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), honoring those who perished in violence over the year.

Theater Wit is at 1229 W Belmont Ave. in Chicago.


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