The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays, Part One

This is the first play anthology to offer eight new plays by trans playwrights featuring trans characters. It establishes a canon of contemporary American trans theatre which represents a variety of performance modes and genres. We talked to anthology editors Lindsey Mantoan, Angela Farr Schiller and Leanna Keyes, about the plays selected, and how they explicitly call for trans characters as central protagonists in order to promote opportunities for trans performers.

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Leanna Keyes (she/her) is a multi-hyphenate theater artist with a primary focus on queer and trans people, aiming to authentically portray the full complexities of queer life.

Lindsey Mantoan (she/her) is Assistant Professor of Theatre and Resident Dramaturg at Linfield College.

Angela Farr Schiller (she/her) is the Director of Arts Education at the two time Southeastern Emmy Award winning ArtsBridge Foundation for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, in Atlanta, GA.

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