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
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.
Click here to find out more information about these workshops >>
"A rising light in queer theater he reaches out to the
Average Joe with a mix of humor, honesty, and vulnerability."
"A transgender, feminist performance
artist with a national buzz going – funny, revealing, whip-smart and poetic."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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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.