by Paul Lucas
November 14, 2020, 7 pm Streaming Online
Part of Trans Awareness Week
A Repeat Performance Livestream
Produced with the Zee Zee Theatre in association with Firehall Arts Centre
“Trans Scripts drags heart and vulnerability into the room with every syllable. This team of badass ladies breathe in the fears, prejudices, pain, and lies surrounding the experience of transitioning and breathe out connection, compassion, humour, and humanity. This show is a salve in a burning world.” –Vancouver Presents
Trans Scripts centres on the lives of seven transgender women. These true stories, compiled from over 70 interviews from around the world, are honest, funny, moving, insightful and inspiring. But most of all, they are human, shedding light not on our differences, but on what all people share.
We stand in solidarity with black and indigenous folks today and every day. In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet and the countless other black and indigenous folks murdered by the police, the frank theatre wants to express its solidarity with the protestors and organizers fighting to bring justice and safety to these communities.
As an organization led by a queer artist of colour, we are invested in dismantling white supremacy, and employing QTBIPOC (queer, trans, black, indigenous, people of colour). We are grateful for the artistic contributions that black artists continue to make to theatre, including our mainstage show last season, She Mami Wata & the Pussy WitchHunt by d’bi young anitafrika. We are also grateful for the black trans activists and activists of colour who fought for our freedoms during the Stonewall Riots. As a queer community, we need to examine our privileges and constantly strive to do better to support black and indigenous communities.
Join the frank theatre for a virtual showcase of work by the youth writers of ✨TELLING IT BENT✨
Streaming April 30th at 6pm from our Facebook page, here!
🔥In partnership with IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival!🔥
🔥Supported by our friends at The Cultch 🔥
Free to view! To support future youth cohorts, donate to the frank theatre here.
Telling It Bent is a writing workshop for queer, trans, Two Spirit and questioning youth, ages 14 – 25.
This year’s cohort has gathered at a weekly writing table since January, creating material in a variety of disciplines including poetry, theatre, movement and more. Initially a part of the Cultch’s IGNITE! Youth Drive Arts Festival, we have moved online in response to COVID-19.