Nelly Boy


by Dave Deveau
Jessie Nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design for Jergus Oprasal

“smart, heartfelt”
– Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

Nelly Boy Mockup

“so raw and intimate you might feel you’re eavesdropping … Nelly Boy gets under your skin”
– Jo Ledingham, Courier

“Brave, terrifying, sad … well worth seeing”
– Gillian Lockitch, Review from the House

“well written, well directed, the actors captivating”
– Kari Barrett, The Peak

22 October to 01 November 2009
PAL Vancouver at Cardero & Georgia

Nelly Boy explores what it means not to fit in and challenges one of the givens of humanity: gender. Though biologically a boy, Nelly is hardly male, nor female. A tumultuous teen in a family who can’t understand gender difference, Nelly takes the audience through a haunting tale of suburban life. An interrogator, in turn, attempts to put the pieces together in order to discover how Nelly was found running naked along a highway. This is a story about a person struggling to find space to exist between the black and white of the world.

Directed by Cameron Mackenzie
Featuring Allan Zinyk & Amitai Marmorstein

Seán Cummings Jillian Perry
Assistant Director Stage Manager
Marina Szijarto Sydney Cavanagh
Set Designer Costume Designer
Jergus Oprsal Michael Rinaldi
Lighting Designer Sound Designer

Produced by ZeeZee Theatre in association with Screaming Weenie Productions and is presented as part of the See Seven independent subscription series.

Screaming Weenie also contributed to the development of Nelly Boy as part of our workshop series in 2009.

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