2022 Tales of the Transcestors

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

world premiere
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LORENZO MARINO certified reviewer June 29, 2022
The show was a beautiful, concise exploration of trans people that weren't defined by their transition or tragedy. Despite being trans myself, I had not heard of any of the elders that were represented, but at no point did this feel like a dry history lesson.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2022
tagged as: emotional · Beautiful · stupendous · amazing
It was Absolutely beautiful, would love to continue with this series!!!!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2022
This was my first time ever seeing trans masculine people in media/art. The play changed my psyche and my life, made me feel that I’m not crazy for living my truth. It was especially powerful to hear the stories of trans masculine historical figures. Representation truly is everything. Thank you for making this happen. ... full review
MARESHAH DUPREE certified reviewer June 20, 2022
tagged as: educational · variety · monologues · poetic · History
What a wonderful and talented ensemble!!! This is what it means to create art that is necessary and impactful. I am thankful to have experienced it.... full review
CAMERON LAVENTURE certified reviewer June 20, 2022
A deeply emotional, powerful show. Trans historical figures are brought to the stage with such immediacy and personality by an incredibly skilled cast. The show performs a valuable service by spotlighting these oft-forgotten people, but never forgets to move and entertain in the process; I found myself inspired, moved to laughter, and moved to tears, at various points throughout. It's a profound and worthwhile experience for trans attendees like myself, and cis attendees alike. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2022
tagged as: trans
Very talented group of people. It is wonderful to see this come to life.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 18, 2022
A gorgeous cast of exceptional actors clearly led by an equally exceptional director. Seeing an entirely transgender performance, and sharing our histories was an enriching experience. The fact the actors wrote their monologues about their respective characters made this a rich performance to watch. ... full review
CJ MERRIMAN theatre theater podcast (along with j. bailey burcham and scott leggett) certified reviewer June 17, 2022
tagged as: lgbt · untold · historical · History · LGBTQIA
Important and inspiring stories that need to be told. I immediately went home and looked each and every one of these people up because I wanted to know more.... full review
ERIC CORNWELL certified reviewer June 16, 2022
tagged as: original · lgbtq+ · humor · gender · drama · History
Moving, surprising, entertaining, and enlightening. The stories of six remarkable but relatively unknown historical figures are told by six actors. The common thread is that all of them--subjects and actors--are trans, which is somehow simultaneously fundamental and also almost incidental. The stories are about courage and embracing being oneself while facing challenges that I and other cisgendered folks simply never encounter. Go and be inspired, whatever your gender status.... full review
TARA DONOVAN certified reviewer June 16, 2022
tagged as: celebration · History · Storytellers · lgbtq+ · trans · endearing · funny
Transcestors is endearing, entertaining, and educational. A history lesson everyone needs with exactly the right amount of laughs and a few tears. Excellent story-telling showcasing visibility through celebration and entertainment.... full review