A couple of interesting smaller projects this month.
All roles are cisgender female.
"Albert Cashier", at The Chicago Music Theatre Festival
The Transcivility of Albert Cashier
by Jay Paul Deratany
Music & lyrics by Coyote Joe Stevens
Directed by Keaton Wooden
Perhaps the first documented female-to-male transgender American, Albert served for years in the Civil War, and then lived their entire life as a man. Only when hospitalized late in life was their secret revealed.
I portray a sort of early 20th century Nurse Ratchet. Nice to play the baddie (now and then).
Note: this is very much a rehearsal-in-progress format. You sit right on stage with us as we work through the music and script, and participate in talk-backs after.
Co.Ex.Ist for Collaboraction Peacebook
CO.EX.IST devised by Danielle Littman and Diana Raiselis
Friday August 26
Saturday August 27
7 p.m. at Clarendon Park, 4501 N. Clarendon
I'm performing in one of these several short works all about Chicago.
"Littman and Raiselis are interviewing Uptown residents, business owners and workers with a central question: What does it mean for Uptown residents to coexist? The answers will be shaped into a hyper-local performance piece that touches on not only the neighborhood's concerns, but also its gifts, strengths and joys."