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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July 16, 2023 certified reviewer

What I liked

I loved the story. Each scene that was chosen elicited an emotional reaction in me. The way Laser jumped through each scene via the ‘time machine’ and seemingly improptu dialogue, was funny and present. It felt honest. I laughed. And I learned a bit as well! A fantastic show!

What I didn't like

Brilliant as-is!

My overall impression

A humourous, autobiographic tale of one man’s coming of age journey. Using a time machine, the audience is transported back through time as we assess the life events of Laser through the lens of ‘the future’. A heartwarming and informative tale, this one-man-show deconstructs gender with a candidness that is disarming. Laser invites new layers of understanding to the present experience of trans men via a brief history of trans men past.

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