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Trans World at PlayPenn

Dates: (7/22/2024 )



Philadelphia Theatre Company

480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Philadelphia, 19110

Phone: 215-242-2813

Tickets: Free

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This Independent Workshop is produced in partnership with the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, and our community partner We Are the Seeds.

The Play: 
When transgender folks are chosen to temporarily live in a house to be filmed non-stop for a new reality TV show, the lines between reality and pretend become jagged and blurred. Find out what happens when people stop being nice and start getting real. Inspired by MTV’s 90s reality shows, Defoe brings an abundance of heart and humor to the story which explores the power of self-expression vs colonization exploitation.

July 23, 2024 at 7:30pm

Philadelphia Theatre Company located at 480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Content Warning: 
Exploitation and Commodification of Trans People/Folks, Performative Wokeness, White Savior Complex, Strong Language, Strong Hilarious Content for the Trans Community

About the Playwright:
Ty Defoe is a citizen of the Anishinaabe and Oneida Nation and is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. As a sovereign story trickster, Ty has earned the Robert Rauschenberg, MacDowell, Sundance, and Kennedy Center’s Next 50 fellowships and awards for the Jonathan Larson, Grammy, and Helen Merrill Playwriting. Read, Firebird Tattoo in Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays for the Stage published by Bloomsbury. Ty creates work with rural communities, Broadway productions, and in the metaverse, fostering relations for indigenous and decolonial futures. Ty/He/We is a professor practicing in ACMR at ASU.

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