A Shark Ate My Penis: a History of Boys Like Me

soaring solo studios · Ages 12+ · United States of America

Content Warning one person show world premiere
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AUBREY TURNER certified reviewer June 25, 2023
I loved every minute of A Shark Ate My Penis!... full review
LIZA DEALEY-THOMASON certified reviewer June 24, 2023
Laser is modern dan revolutionary of sorts. It was refreshing to experience a show with such gumption, bite, and zero flips. On a topic some would dance around, Laser boldly, beautifully, and unapologetically expresses their truth and the truth of so many of the trans community throughout history in a way that makes you laugh, makes you think, and makes you reevaluate your own personal relationship to bias, to love, and to the concepts of identity and living ones truth. ... full review
LUKA LYMAN certified reviewer June 23, 2023
Yes, this show absolutely lives up to its hilarious and memorable title. Laser is so easy on stage that you often feel as if he is talking just to you. The writing is funny, filled with stories of awesome humans as well as Laser's own story, told with clarity and heart. This show is not to be missed! ... full review
JENNA WADSWORTH MCCARTY certified reviewer June 24, 2023
With apparently casual confidence, Laser somehow walks the line of hard truths, honest vulnerability and hilarity while telling the story of transitioning into his manhood. His ability to hold the audience and the stage is clearly a well-honed gift. His songs reveal added dimensions to the tell-tale story that leads us through his journey of discovery and self-acceptance, woven with a historical journey through time, while advocating from the present moment. ... full review
JESSICA JORDAN certified reviewer June 23, 2023
Laser is a phenomenal performer in this solo show. Tears, laughter, songs, love, empathy, meaning, truth. From the songs to the stories to the meanings to the acting, this was an absolute superb show!!! It’s obvious why this show is picked up for encore. Definitely so deserving. And if you haven’t seen it, you must. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2023
Laser did a great job sharing his life in a way that was entertaining and informative. ... full review
SCOUT STOREY certified reviewer June 23, 2023
Amazing combination of queer and geek elements, and excellent performance to carry it!... full review
CAROL BECKER certified reviewer June 22, 2023
You had all of me at the title! I came to this show not knowing the artist, any of the creative forces involved and very little about what the show was about (on purpose, as I like to be surprised with my fringing), and I was so PLEASANTLY DELIGHTED IN ALL THE WAYS! ALL THE WAYS!! Laser is my kinda guy: a truth-telling, take-me-as-I-am (and that means all of me), you-know-you-gonna-love-me, charismatic performer! I love everything his show stands to share with the world and know it will continue to educate and entertain all who see it! Kudos! ... full review
MAX KERWIEN certified reviewer June 22, 2023
tagged as: soulful · musical · historical · smart · funny
Go see this show if you, like me, want to learn more about trans history but also laugh and have fun!... full review
STEPHANIE MATSUBA certified reviewer June 22, 2023
This show is incredible. Laser is spectacular and this is one of the most captivating, vulnerable, and hysterical pieces of art I have ever seen. I highly recommend seeing it, or probably streaming it because I am sure it will be sold out! ... full review