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By Adam Hetrick
11 Oct 2013

Bianca Leigh

Bianca Leigh, performer Busted, The Lily's Revenge and the film "TransAmerica."

My proudest moment as a Trans actress was when I began writing and performing my own work. What began, simply, as a way to keep myself onstage between castings, has reignited my passion for theatre. It has afforded me the opportunity to write what I want to play, say what I think needs to be said, and collaborate with some of the most exciting artists around. These amazing, supportive "downtown" artists, many of whom are LGBT, give me the confidence to step out of the spotlight and get my hands dirty.