BRO! (How to be a Man)

Solo Show · self · Ages 18+ · United States of America

Content Warning one person show
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CHRISTOPHER BAILEY HUNTER certified reviewer June 17, 2023
tagged as: one man show · lgbtq+
James has constructed a piece that everyone on the gender spectrum can relate to in some fashion. The caricature of "Chad" is unfortunately an image that everyone on this planet has seen either in real life or from television. I came from a city FULL of Chads. It was petrifying. With this Caricature of (toxic) Men and the story of Jamie, James effectively made a piece that has left me thinking about how I view Trans people. This is a story that needs to be heard as I believe one would need to be heartless to not be able to empathize with the trans community after hearing it. ... full review
RILEY SMITH certified reviewer June 19, 2023
I’m just 15 minutes, James manages to make you laugh at and think about the patriarchy and its effects on everyone else in this world. James is funny and honest. I left the theater feeling proud for him... full review
THOMAS BROWN certified reviewer June 18, 2023
Raw and,... courageous!... full review
LASER WEBBER certified reviewer June 17, 2023
tagged as: gender · physical · Comedy
A short and powerful piece about masculinity from someone who has seen two sides of gender. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2023
This was a really cool show, and had a fascinating viewpoint of seeing the world as a trans man. A unique perspective that hit very hard and was a scathing insight into the alpha male.... full review
AUDREY VALCOURT certified reviewer June 13, 2023
tagged as: pride · lgbtq+ · solo
James Leonida is an incredibly talented writer and performer. Bro is a heartfelt and humorous glimpse at the life of a trans man finding his place in the world through experiences of both toxic masculinity and nurturing community. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2023
tagged as: honest. · relevant · Engaging · moving
Very engaging and moving, with dramatic and humorous elements. Very relevant in today's political climate.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2023
James Leonida is a powerful and clear new voice coming from the trans community. Rarely have I heard the trans struggle explained to succinctly onstage.... full review
MIA AUBUCHON certified reviewer June 09, 2023
tagged as: memoir · masculinity · gender · trans · queer · lgbtq
James Leonida’s Bro! was such a charming show with a strong commentary on the meaning of gender. James provides definitions for masculinity from two perspectives: his own, as a trans artist, and from his terrifying/hilarious character, Chad, providing a brilliant satire of “alpha male” culture paired with such an honest approach to gender identity from a queer perspective. I had the pleasure of seeing the first preview and I am so excited for more people to experience James’s greatness as an actor and writer. Such an important show for today, would highly recommend.... full review
ROSEMARY CHE certified reviewer June 08, 2023
tagged as: one-person show · dramedy · pride · lgbt+
Bro! (How to Be a Man) captures toxic masculinity's dark spirit while also showing matriarchal figures' positive light. James Leonida brutally exposes the role of the patriarchy in his one-person play.... full review