In NYC and Free on Monday 3/22? Check out Nick Mwaluko’s “S/He”
Since reading and posting about Nick Mwaluko’s play S/He a few weeks ago, I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding with him and learning more about his work and upcoming events. For those of you just tuning in and/or unfamiliar with Nick and his fine work, he is an F to M transgendered playwright. He was born in Tanzania and grew up in Kenya before coming to the United States. Nick’s story and the stories his plays tell are crucial 21st century narratives about transgender life. Given the persecution LGBT individuals are presently suffering in Uganda, it is that much more important that Nick’s voice be heard so that his art may ignite greater awareness, understanding, and activism.
I encourage my fabulous and friendly NYC readers to check out the staged reading of S/He that will be taking place in a week’s time on Monday, March 22nd. I’ll repost this announcement as an additional reminder just before the event. See below for details.
*On a related note, this Saturday and Sunday at 8pm and 11pm CNN is airing “Her Name Was Steven,” a film about Largo, Florida, city manager Susan Stanton, formerly Steven, and the very public outing of her intentions to transition from M to F.
MIXED PHOENIX THEATRE GROUP
Ryan Victor Pierce & Danielle Soames – Artistic Directors
Richard C. Aven – Associate Artistic Director
A Staged Reading of
By Nick Mwaluko
Directed by Tony White
Sam, an African-American anatomical female, transitions into a Black man to feel complete. Sam soon finds out, however, that real transitions demand accepting the unacceptable.
Nicole Cosby*, Kianne Muschett*, Michelle Robinson, Miriam Tabb, Fern Howell, Kimberly Banks,
Irungu Mutu*, Salim Rahman
*denotes Member of Actor’s Equity Association
Monday, March 22, 2010 @ 7:30pm
The Crown Theater
at The Producers Club
358 West 44th Street(between 8th & 9th Ave. )
New York, NY
A/C/E to 42nd Street/Port Authority
1/2/3/N/Q/R/W/7 to Times Square
Donations Are Welcome
Seating is limited. E-mail reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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