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Toronto: After a highly successful first-run in Vancouver “I Am Not a Girl” plays the Tarragon Theatre June 5-9
Friday, April 19, 2019
After a highly successful first-run in Vancouver – Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Productions Society will bring I Am Not a Girl to the stage at Tarragon’s EXTRASPACE, Toronto, June (5th - 9th) 2019. The production stems from a true story that was generously given to Executive Producer William Grant Hubbard with the request that the subject of the story remain anonymous.
Audience feedback from the first-run in Vancouver, BC was positive, “I’ve just seen this production and thought it was outstanding. Well written and performed, it opened a door into a difficult world and was an intense and compassionate story. The combination of dialogue and dance was inspired. Kudos to all involved.”
I Am Not a Girl tells the unique story of Eric – born into a large family in the 1970’s and assigned female at birth, they spend the first part of their life masquerading as "Erica". When they begin to question their identity, they are propelled on a journey of self-discovery, embarking into a world of drugs, sexual encounters and failed relationships. They finally reach a revelation, they can transition to the gender that they have always truly identified as – male. With this promise and the incredible support of a loving mother, "Erica" faces the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of transitioning to their authentic self, Eric.
Toronto based lead actor Kai Taddei responded to their involvement in the production, “I think it's important to honour queer and trans elders and history by sharing stories with one another told by queer and trans folks of varying generations. As a young non-binary transmasculine person beginning my social and medical transition now, in 2019, it's enlightening to read this play and hear Eric's story, a young binary trans man who grew up in the late 20th century.”
I Am Not a Girl
Dates 06/05/2019 - 06/09/2019
30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1X3
Complementing the production and following the matinee on June 9, MHCPS will also facilitate a special panel exploring discourse around transgender issues today, in Canada.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Productions Society is an Vancouver-based organization dedicated to exploring significant social circumstances and issues affecting the British Columbia community through theatre and film.