Transluminate 2020

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

February 27 – March 1
The Chapel

“…plenty of surprises…always pleasant…unexpected antidote from our moden worries…”
-Richard Green, Talkin’ Broadway

“I hope that Transluminate becomes an annual event…very impressive…”
-Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle

lighting and sound design by Sean Michael
light board operator – Mason Hagarty
graphic design by Kai Kiefer

The Plays

TESTOSTERONE PEOPLE*

Andy helps his husband Jack administer his first testosterone shot. They talk about their love, their marriage, and the oddities of being “testosterone people.”

written and directed by Charlie Meyers

Jack – Kasey Kopp
Andy – Benjamin Hunt

WABI SABI*

In WABI SABI, two teens who used to dance together reconnect in the High School library, exploring their identities and relationship to each other, their past and futures.

by Rachael Carnes
directed by Sean Michael

Mike – Julian Rodriguez
Laurel – Stasia Kroeger

ANOTHER KIN*

A human wants to transform into another species and must decide which kind to choose. They visit different worlds to try their selections with the help of a spaceship.

by Zach Barryte and Rachel Bowens-Rubin
directed by Charlie Meyers

Sid – Kasey Kopp
Ship – Helen Pancella
Jumping Moon Wolf – Naé Lowery
Martian Terraforming Bacterium – Benjamin Hunt
Water Maker – Stasia Kroeger

REST/PEACE*

In a short monologue, John reflects on a recent loss, while affirming his masculine self.

written and performed by Charlie Meyers

TRANSCODICIL*

Joe, a transgender man, and Shawna, a transgender woman, are married, and Joe is carrying their child. Joe’s Aunt Tammy has recently died, and Joe was expected to be her sole heir. Tammy’s executor, Virginia, tells Joe and Shawna about a codicil Tammy added to her will, which may prevent Joe from inheriting the estate. It turns out that Joe’s transphobic mother, Loretta, and her church pressured Tammy into creating the codicil. Thanks to Shawna’s shrewd thinking, the codicil goes through its own transition, and Joe and Shawna stand up to the bullying.

by Peter Dakutis
directed by Sean Michael

Joe – Julian Rodriguez
Shawna – Naé Lowery
Virginia – Kasey Kopp
Loretta – Helen Pancella

*World Premiere