Tales of the Transcestors

Cabaret & Variety · celebration theatre · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” -Maya Angelou

History—for transgender people—has been largely erased or unrecorded. Though we have existed throughout all of the time, through every land. We know this because we can feel…them—our transcestors. We can feel their joy, their pain, and their power in the deepest part of ourselves. A knowing, without knowing, that we are only here because of them.

Based on true accounts, Tales of the Transcestors is an interpretive first-time live telling of transgender stories across history. A multi-genre experience inclusive of music, poetry, and one-acts, 6 artists of intersectional transgender experience bring their interpretation of these stories to the stage.

WRITTEN/PERFORMED BY: Jude Batterman (he/him), Camila Camaleón (she/her/ella), Alex Hogy (he/him), Alexia Jasmene (she/her), Avi Roque* (they/them), and Cody Sloan* (he/him)

Directed by Shaan Dasani (he/they) | Produced by Amanda Kruger (they/them)

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

Key Art by Daniel Foerste (he/him, IG: @daniel_foerste)

production team

christopher maikish (he/him) *

executive director, celebration theatre

ann c. james *

artistic director, celebration theatre

jami rudofsky *

casting director

cody sloan *

performer

alex hogy *

performer

avi roque *

performer

* Fringe Veteran