New York, NY 10011
Producer: Parity Productions
Playwright: Shualee Cook
Director: Ludovica Villar-Hauser
General Manager: Kendall Allen
DATES: February 22nd – March 5th, 2021
Includes Rehearsal and Performance, 10 days/35-hour approx. time commitment.
Ambrose - $450 total stipend
Laureline - $450 total stipend
Rehearsals Take Place On Zoom/Online
Reading Is Live On Zoom And Also Recorded/Streamed In A Limited Way
Venue: Independent play for online streaming
This is a film at home project
In 1895 New York, trans man Ambrose Carlton finds a rare opportunity to beat the restrictively gendered system around him when he meets Laureline Reeves, founder of an underground social club for trans femmes known as the Cercle Hermaphroditos. Ambrose hopes to find a lady at the club he can legally marry, then play the roles expected of them in public while pursuing the life they want in private. But finding the proper match becomes more difficult than he expected, especially after the club is raided by police and the fragile safe place Laureline has created threatens to break apart for good. Based on true historical events.
Ambrose; Trans male. Mid 20’s. Prominent “gynander” looking to marry on his own terms. "Clever, resourceful, daring - thinks on his feet"
Laureline; Trans female. 38. Mastermind and Ringleader of the Cercle Hermaphroditos. "Warm and Inviting with a cool head and a steady hand"
February 22, 2021 - March 5, 2021