Transluminate 2019

A celebration of transgender, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, and genderfluid artists.

February 21-23
The Chapel

“…illuminating…”
-Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle

stage managed by Casey Richards
graphic design by Kai Kiefer
photography by Holly Barber

THE PLAYS

BREANNA

Andy and Breanna are androids, centuries removed from the human bodies they were born in. What does it mean to be a man or woman, or even a person, in a posthuman society? How will their connection change them, and potentially change the future?

by Charlie Meyer
directed by Sean Michael

A – Kasey Kopp
B – Karen Pierce

MISS ARKANSAS

A transgender woman, Stella-Jane competes in a beauty pageant where one of her competitors, Harper, is not so accepting of who she is. A heated argument between the two girls escalates and Stella-Jane’s strength is tested.

written and directed by J.D. Charles

Stella-Jane – Ashley Netzhammer
Harper – Samantha Auch
Damon – George Napper
Regina – Jaclyn Amber

HOMEBODY

A series of brief glimpses into the life a young, Black transguy, Malcolm, as he navigates body image, friendship and dating. A journey from self-loathing to self-love, expressed through the portrayal of Malcolm as 2 characters.

written and directed by Elon Ptah

Malcolm – Elon Ptah
Subconcious – Thomas Canady
Jae – Javon Vernest
Nika – Tiffany Knighten
Charles – Chontol Calvin
KB – Desiree Joyner

TWO SUGARS

Two friends, Rose and Max, meet for coffee after long years of silence between them. Though both have changed, they feel drawn to each other over coffee and conversation.

by Charlie Meyers
directed by Sean Michael

Max – Elon Ptah
Rose – Jaclyn Amber

NOW BOARDING

Jo is stuck in an airport. The gate attendant, Roger, speaks in confounding riddles. Tina, a fellow passenger, won’t mind her own business. Jo just wants to get on the plane, but has some personal baggage to work through before it can get off the ground.

by Charlie Meyers
directed by Sean Michael

Jo – Samantha Auch
Tina – Anna Drehmer
Roger – Flynn Hayes