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. In part two of this episode, we talked to anthology editors Lindsey Mantoan, Angela Farr Schiller and Leanna Keyes about the importance of studying the work of trans artists, trans theatre is a form of activism, and what the editors hoped to achieve with this collection.
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.