Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater

From acclaimed memoirist P. Carl and Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus.

By: Feb. 20, 2024
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See first look photos of Becoming A Man at American Repertory Theater, a world premiere play about one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America. From acclaimed memoirist P. Carl and Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, Becoming a Man is a story about the courage-and the community-we need to become ourselves.

For fifty years, Carl lived as a girl and then a queer woman, building a career and a loving marriage while waiting to realize himself in full. When he decides to affirm his gender, his transition puts everything-family, career, friendships-at stake. "This moving narrative illuminates the joy, courage, necessity, and risk-taking of his gender transition" (Kirkus), and poses the question: When we change, can the people we love come with us?

Petey Gibson leads the A.R.T. production as Carl, with Justiin Davis (he/him) as Eddie and other roles, Elena Hurst (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 at A.R.T.) as Lynette, Christopher Liam Moore (All the Way and The King Stag at A.R.T.) as Carl's Father and other roles, Stacey Raymond as Polly, Susan Rome as Carl's Mother and other roles, and Cody Sloan as Nathan and other roles. Understudies include Cody Sloan (Carl, Eddie & Others), Paul Tavianini (Carl's Father & Others), Rebecca Mozo (Carl's Mother & Others, Lynette), Rachel Towne (they/she, Polly) and Adam Plant (Nathan).

The Becoming a Man creative team includes Playwright / Co-Director P. Carl, Co-Director Diane Paulus, Scenic Designer Emmie Finckel, Costume Designer Qween Jean (Macbeth In Stride and What to Send Up When It Goes Down at A.R.T.), Lighting Designer Cha See (What to Send Up When It Goes Down at A.R.T.), Sound Designer and Composer Paul James Prendergast (Behind the Scenes: The Odyssey and All the Way at A.R.T), and Projection Designer Brittany Bland. Lyam B. Gabel is the associate director. Genevieve Kersh (1776 at A.R.T.) is the production stage manager; Rachel Zucker is the assistant stage manager. Casting is by X Casting/Victor Vazquez, CSA (Real Women Have Curves and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 at A.R.T.).

Becoming a Man began performances at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Friday, February 16, 2024. It opens officially on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, and runs through Sunday, March 10, 2024.  More information at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org/BecomingAMan.

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Christopher Liam Moore and Petey Gibson

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Elena Hurst and Petey Gibson

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Stacey Raymond, Susan Rome, and Petey Gibson

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Stacey Raymond and Petey Gibson

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Petey Gibson, Elena Hurst, and Stacey Raymond

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Elena Hurst and Susan Rome

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Cody Sloan and Petey Gibson

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Justiin Davis and Petey Gibson

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Lyam B. Gabel

Photos: First Look At BECOMING A MAN At American Repertory Theater
Emmie Finckel




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