Beyond the ‘Line: BOY
with Josephine Kearns
1 session | Saturday, Mar. 10 | 11am – 1pm
COST: $25 (additional reservation system fees may apply)
TimeLine Theatre’s production of Boy, along with the art installation in its lobby, open up a number of questions about gender in the 21st Century. What does it mean to be intersex, or transgender, or cisgender? Why does the show have so many trans and intersex people working on it? How can we all operate in the world in a way that’s respectful of everyone? What questions should we ask, or not ask?
During the rehearsal process for Boy, TimeLine held “Gender 101” sessions for its staff and the artists behind Boy, to discuss these questions and to help everyone operate as a more understanding, more diverse team. Now we are excited to be offering the session to audience members who are interested in taking a deeper dive into the topic as well.
This one-time class will be led by Josephine Kearns, a TimeLine Associate Artist and the Gender Identity Consultant for Boy, in consultation with the Gender and Sex Development Program at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Together we’ll address the history of gender, the modern terminology of gender, how to get comfortable talking about gender, work we can all be doing to make our world more welcoming and inclusive for gender minorities, and the ways the artistic team of Boy wove all of this knowledge into the production—including a few of the secrets woven into the set.
The course will take place on Saturday, March 10 from 11am – 1pm on stage at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. The course fee will be $25 (additional reservation system fees may apply).
If you have further questions, please inquire via firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Enroll today.
Deadline to enroll: Thursday, March 7, 2018