Milestone: Delia's First Role
On my birthday, November 19th Pride Films and Plays formally announced my next show. A very nice gift to offer my friends, who have been so supportive, and curious to know about the mystery project I've been alluding to.
This is what my entire year has been building towards. Two staged readings, to get my instrument going and my feet wet again. Preparing audition pieces, attending auditions. Understudying a show. And now this, my first actual acting role since transitioning.
This is a play about self-determination, living one's true and authentic life. The role I play is Ondi Rivers, a trans woman who has lived "stealth" as a female -- not transgender -- for the last 30 years. Partly for the safety of her lesbian partner and their biological child, and the security of her university position, but also by personal choice because she identifies as female. After a satisfying career as teacher and poet, Ondi is unexpectedly plucked from relative obscurity to be Inaugural Poet for our nation's first female president. The job comes with one devastating condition -- she must be outed, represented before the world as a transgender female.
The play includes timely and important references to immigration, diversity, as well as gender and sexual norms. Happily it includes characters that are L, G, B, T and more. At this moment the other roles are being cast
Raggedy And at Pride Films and Plays
David Valdes Greenwood site
Raggedy And by David Valdes Greenwood, directed by Cecilie D.Keenan, and featuring Delia Kropp as Ondi Rivers, has previews on Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11 at 7:30 ($15).
Regular performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:30pm through April 10.
Tickets are $22 Thursdays, and $27 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Discounts are available for students and seniors.
The performance is at Rivendell Theater, 5779 N Ridge, and tickets can be purchased at 1-800-737-0984 or online at www.pridefilmsandplays.com.