Two opportunities to learn more about the history and themes of BOY:

OPTION 1: A 3-session course exploring both the history that inspired the play and its relevance to modern social and political issues of gender.

OPTION 2: A one-time 2-hour class that serves as an introduction to the history of gender, the modern terminology of gender, how to get comfortable talking about gender, and more.

PLUS: Enroll in both and save!


DR. MONEY AND 60 YEARS OF GENDER IN AMERICA
with Josephine Kearns

3 weeks | Feb. 25 – Mar. 11 | Sundays 5:00 – 6:30pm
COST: $100 (inclusive of all fees)
Josephine Kearns

TimeLine continues its successful new course offerings with an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the world and the science of Boy.

We’ll learn more about Dr. John Money (the inspiration for Dr. Wendell Barnes in Boy), his theories and his work, and the world of gender that he impacted from the 1950s through today. We’ll especially focus on David Reimer (the inspiration for Adam) and what it has meant to be intersex or transgender in America over the past several generations.

Boy Dramaturg and TimeLine Associate Artist Josephine Kearns will lead this 3-week course designed to explore the topic from both sides of TimeLine’s mission—diving deeper into both the history, and its relevance to modern social and political issues of gender.

Readings will include:

  • Dramaturgical materials used by the cast
  • The True Story of John/Joan by John Colapinto – the long-form Rolling Stone article that broke David Reimer’s story to the world
  • Their Time by Nora Caplan-Bricker
  • Portions of The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille

Tuition of $100 includes the cost of the class and all reading materials. Participants will also receive a special discount on tickets to Boy.

Classes will meet on Sundays, February 25 through March 11, from 5:00 – 6:30pm at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W Wellington Ave, Chicago. It is recommended that participants see TimeLine’s Boy prior to the first class session.

If you have further questions, please inquire via info@timelinetheatre.com.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Enroll today.

ENROLL NOW


GENDER 101
with Josephine Kearns

1 session | Saturday, Mar. 10 | 11am – 1pm
COST: $25 (additional reservation system fees may apply)
Josephine Kearns

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 info@timelinetheatre.com.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Enroll today.

ENROLL NOW


ENROLL IN BOTH CLASSES AND SAVE!

Register now for both Beyond the ‘Line classes and pay just $115 (inclusive of all fees).

ENROLL IN BOTH CLASSES NOW

 

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