Photos: Claire Avitabile, 2008
“Arguably the best play yet written about female-to-male (FTM) transgender life.” – John Townsend, Lavender Magazine.
Nancy is a therapist who specializes in transgender clients. David is a transgender man who needs a letter from a therapist in order to pursue genital surgery. Both of them are taken by surprise when their relationship threatens to expand beyond the boundaries of what is appropriate for a therapist and her client. Meanwhile, Nancy ‘s 16 year old “daughter,” Jessica, is beginning to discover his own transgender identity: Jason. When Nancy refuses to accept that her own rhinestone-loving child could be trans, Jason looks for support at the local LGBT youth center and finds a supportive mentor in David. What will happen when Nancy ‘s two worlds collide? Standards of Care is a harsh and honest exploration of some of the realities that face the trans community.
Cast: 2 women, 1 teenage girl, 1 transitioned FTM (could be played by a male actor), 1 teenage FTM (could be played by a female actor)
Setting: various interior home and office, can be suggested.
Running time: Approximately 2 hours with one intermission.
Contains strong language and sexual situations.
Please contact Toby if you are interested in producing this work.
September 5-20, 2014Madison, WI
World Premiere Production
20% Theatre Company Twin Cities
June 6 – 15, 2008
Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis
October 2 – 4, 2008
Smith College – Northampton, MA
University of Massachusetts – Amherst, MA