S/HE Remount at Black Queer Arts Festival: This Sunday, February 27th

Don’t miss Thinking Cap’s remount of S/HE by Nick Mwaluko this coming Sunday, February 27th, 5pm at The Pride Center in Fort Lauderdale (2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305). The event is free to the public. S/HE is about the journey of a man living in a woman’s body that compels audiences to … Continue reading

Books, Covers, Bodies, and Clothes

In spite of the ubiquity of the old adage about not judging books by their covers, too many people continue to see and assess the world and its infinitely diverse inhabitants as mere surfaces.  This shallow means of perception lies at the source of bigotry and prejudice, racism and sexism, homophobia and transphobia.  While many … Continue reading

Auditions for Thinking Cap’s Upcoming Production of S/HE

The website for Thinking Cap is under construction and will be launched very soon. Until then, see below for audition information regarding Thinking Cap’s next dramatic adventure. Casting Notice for S/HE Written by Nick Mwaluko Directed by Nicole Stodard Thinking Cap Productions, a new company dedicated to experimental and socially conscious work, seeks bold and … Continue reading

Immigrant Heritage Week Playwrights’ Salon, 4/20 at the Lark

The week of April 15-21 is Immigrant Heritage Week, and in recognition of this, the Lark Play Development Center is holding several events.  One such event is the Playwrights’ Salon that will take place on Tuesday, April 20th at 7pm.  John Clinton Eisner and David Henry Hwang will be hosting. There will be staged readings of … Continue reading

Reminder: In NYC Monday 3/22? Check out Nick Mwaluko’s “S/He”

I encourage my fabulous and friendly NYC readers to check out the staged reading of S/He that will be taking place tomorrow, Monday, March 22nd.  See below for details. MIXED PHOENIX THEATRE GROUP Ryan Victor Pierce & Danielle Soames – Artistic Directors Richard C. Aven – Associate Artistic Director present A Staged Reading of S/HE By Nick … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Nick Mwaluko’s “S/HE” and Some Thoughts on (Cross-)Gender Casting

S/HE S/HE, by Tanzanian born, Kenyan raised, playwright Nanno “Nick” Mwaluko, is a brave exploration of a 17-year old Black woman’s journey as she transitions sartorially and then surgically from female to male. The play opens with a school playground scene that foregrounds Sam(antha)’s difference from her female classmates and her insistence that “I’m not no … Continue reading

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