Trans Actor, Becca Blackwell, Brings Their 'Brilliant And Ballsy" Tragicomedy Back To Joe's Pub After Sold Out Performance

Trans Actor, Becca Blackwell, Brings Their 'Brilliant And Ballsy” Tragicomedy Back To Joe's Pub After Sold Out PerformanceAfter a sold out performance in February, trans actor, performer and writer, Becca Blackwell returns to Joe's Pub with laugh out loud family tragedy, They, Themself and Schmerm, for two nights only, Sunday, June 24th (Gay Pride Day) and Tuesday, June 26th.

Described by Theatre Is Easy as a "powerhouse of self-love, pulling off an uber-personal set that even the most seasoned comic could never fathom attempting" Becca Blackwell triumphantly dives headfirst into trans life. Mixing autobiography, raunchy stand-up and playful audience participation They, Themself and Schmerm (schmerm being the sound that people make as they try to figure out Becca's gender: she...he...hrmmm) is a show created about being yourself when "yourself" is what your world chooses to politicize the most. Becca engages in loving confrontation with the audience, asking what it truly means to be authentic in these meat carcasses.

Becca's disturbingly hilarious personal tale, inspired by a self produced video by Corey Haim called Me, Myself and I, came to the stage through collaboration with acclaimed artist and performer Jill Pangallo (Mediocre and Loving It!, Your Main Thing) and celebrated trans playwright and performer Jess Barbagallo (My Old Man (And Other Stories), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). The play was directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman, director of theatre, music and film best known for The Traveling Imaginary, a theatrical rock show rated "top five shows of the year" by NPR and a Time Out "Critic's Pick" on two continents.

Becca Blackwell: They, Themself and Schmerm

Sunday, June 24th
Joe's Pub at the Public

425 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10003

Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm

Becca Blackwell: They, Themself and Schmerm

Tuesday, June 26th
Joe's Pub at the Public

425 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10003

Doors at 9pm, show at 9:30pm


Ticket price $20. To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2018/B/Becca-Blackwell1/?SiteTheme=JoesPub. For additional information visit https://www.publictheater.org/Joes-Pub-at-The-Public or call (213) 539-8500.

Becca Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun "they," Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Some of their collaborations have been with Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller's Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Erin Markey, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf and Lisa D'Amour. Film/TV includes Shameless, Deadmans Barstool, Jack in the Box. Becca is a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award. They will be in Madeleine George's Hurricane Diane at NYTW Spring 2019, directed by Leigh Silverman.

For more information: www.beccablackwell.com

Ellie Heyman is a New York City theatre director. She directed The Traveling Imaginary, a theatrical rock show rated "top five shows of the year" by NPR and a Time Out "Critic's Pick" on two continents. Ellie's work has been presented by The Kennedy Center, The Drama League, New World Stages (Incite Festival), Bushwick Starr, Banana Bag & Bodice, Boston Center for American Performance, En Garde Arts and indie rock clubs across America. Ellie is the Co-Artistic Director of The Orbiting Human Circus with Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel). She directed Deleted Scenes from Fun Home by Erin Markey. Currently Elena is developing Elevation 509 in Bulgaria with YasenVasilev through the generous support of The Drama League. She is a graduate of Northwestern and Boston Universities (MFA) and a Drama League Directing Fellow.

For more information: www.ellieheyman.com




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