The Naked I

Scene from the Naked I

“…explores the heartbreaking lows as well as the joyful highs of life, love, and sex for transgender men and women.”
– Erin Carlyle, Minneapolis/St. Paul Citypages

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Description
Following in the footsteps of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues comes The Naked I: Monologues from Beyond the Binary. Not willing to stop at discussing women’s vaginas, The Naked I explores the bodies and experiences of transgender, gender-queer, and intersex individuals. The play, which includes monologues, duologues, and short sketches, shares stories about men with vaginas and women with penises, women born without vaginas, and a multitude of other differently-gendered people exploring their bodies and dissecting society’s assumptions. Tender and heart wrenching, deeply funny and erotic, Davis takes the idea of a monologue-based play to a new level and boldly explains and explores the land beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’.

Excerpts
This is the 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities submission of excerpts from the play “The Naked I” for the Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Access Grant.

Footage shot and edited by Sam Berliner. (c) 2010 Donut Films.

Production Requirements
Cast: This ensemble piece can be performed with as few as four actors. Actors can be any age, race, and gender, provided there is a range of gender and gender fluidity within the cast.
Setting: Can be very minimal: chairs and a table.

Contains strong language, nudity, and sexual situations.

Rights
Please contact Toby if you are interested in producing this work.

Press
Valentine’s play explores transgender issues by Erin Carlyle
Published: February 13, 2009 Minneapolis/St Paul CityPages

Edgy Transgender Performances Blow the Lid Off V Day by John Townsend
Published Issue 357, Lavender Magazine

Production History
20% Theatre Company Twin Cities
March 19-21, 2010
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN

Muhlenberg Theatre Association
April 18-19, 2009
The Red Door, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities
February 12-15, 2009
Bedlam Theatre, 1501 S. 6th St., Minneapolis (on the WEST BANK)

April 2005
Charter Oak Cultural Center
Hartford, Connecticut

National Transgender Theatre Festival
September 2003
WOW Cafe, New York City

World Premiere:
Smith College
April 2003

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