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Scott Turner Schofield

East Coast Premiere of

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps

What becomes a FTM (female-to-male) transgendered performer from Atlanta the most? Apparently an evening of comedy, contradictions, aerial acrobatics and multimedia storytelling, that's what. Scott Turner Schofield, named a "Young Trans Hero of 2006" by The Advocate magazine, brings his new autobiographical show, Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps, to Miami and gives us a performance that challenges fundamental assumptions about gender, sex and identity. Schofield, with sharp wit and unfailing warmth, invites the audience to come along on this surprising journey of finding oneself. Please note the show contains some nudity and mature themes.

Don't miss a free special panel discussion Bending Gender in the New Millennium, moderated by Lydia Martin from the Miami Herald, with Scott Turner Schofield; Fred Fejes, Professor at Florida Atlantic University; South Florida transgender activist Jessica Lam; and Tobias Packer from Equality Florida. The panel is Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm, at the Peacock Education Center inside the John S. and Kames L. Carnival Center Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard. No reservations are required.

Scott Turner Schofield is a man who used to be a woman, a lesbian turned straight guy who mostly is read as a gay man, and a performance artist from the Deep South who delves into the complex minefield of gender and sexuality with honesty and a sense of humor. He has recently been honored with a prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship for acting and has toured two original solo performances, Underground Transit and Debutante Balls, to colleges, festivals, and theaters nationwide since 2001. He is widely recognized for his educational and informative leadership on transgender issues.

Scott Turner Schofield's performances are part of his weeklong Tigertail SpeakOut residency in Miami for GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered) youth.
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"A rising light in queer theater he reaches out to the Average Joe with a mix of humor, honesty, and vulnerability." UTNE Reader

"A transgender, feminist performance artist with a national buzz going – funny, revealing, whip-smart and poetic." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Click here to visit Scott Turner Schofields website: http://undergroundtransit.com/homepage.html

Scott Turner Schofield's performances and SpeakOut residency in Miami are supported in part by grants to Tigertail Productions from the Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation and from the National Performance Network's Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of the National Performance Network include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Tigertail Productions is a Partner in the National Performance Network (NPN). NPN is a group of cultural organizers and artists facilitating the practice and public experience of the performing arts in the United States. NPN serves artists, arts organizers, and a broad range of audiences and communities across the country through commissions, residencies, culture-centered community projects and other artistic activities. For more information: www.npnweb.org.

Saturday & Sunday
January 25 & 26, 2008
8:00 pm

(Note that this event has already passed.)

Carnival Center's Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Boulevard

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Assisted Listening System is available for this show only


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