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Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027
** Tonight's show is sold out, but rush floor seating will be available, first-come first-served, starting at 7:30pm. Cash preferred. See you then! **
SORORITY and LOS ANGELES PERFORMANCE PRACTICE Co-Present
THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM
Written and performed by Becca Blackwell
Directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman
Part standup comedy special, part teen-zine vomit confessional, «They, Themself and Schmerm» is Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question: “How do I become a man, and do I even want that?” Blackwell engages in loving confrontation with the audience, asking what it means to be truly authentic beings, manifest in these meat carcasses.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Becca Blackwell is a New York City trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders and preferring the pronoun “they,” Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Some of their collaborations have been with Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf and Lisa D’Amour. Recently seen in Erin Markey’s tour of «A Ride on the Irish Cream» and Richard Maxwell’s «Samara,» Blackwell is a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award 2015.